God loves first!

By: Mary Felde
From: April 2010
Found in: The Gospel of Grace

Some stories we hear stick with us for a life-time. I once heard the following story, and I have no count on many times I have shared this story while teaching and preaching the Word around the world.

It tells about a couple that came to their pastor for counselling. “My husband doesn’t love me anymore,” the wife complained. The husband replied, “No, Pastor, that is not true. I love my wife!” “No, he doesn’t love me,” she insisted. “Yes, I love her! But I just want her to cook the food and clean the house. Is that too much to ask for?” the husband asked. “See? He doesn’t love me”, she answered, “because I want him to love me even if I don’t cook the food and clean the house. For that love will then give me the strength and joy to do all those things.”

This is a wonderful truth! 1 John 4:19 says, “We love him because he first loved us.” The love of God FOR us and IN us causes our lives to be radically changed.

We pray that you will be encouraged and increase in revelation by reading the two articles presented in this newsletter. Take time to carefully study the teaching from Pastor Åge M. Åleskjær on how the Law of Christ works in our lives. Some think that when we say we are not under the Mosaic Law, we say we are lawless. However, that is not so, as in the New Covenant we have the Law of Christ, the Law of Love. It has a higher standard than the Mosaic Law, but it works in a very different way.

By: Mary Felde

Mary Felde is a missionary and worldwide speaker of the Word of God. She has thought in churches, seminars, conferences, and Bible schools on four continents.

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