Love’s plan was to set you free to be loved and to love, to experience the very nature and likeness of God Himself! When we understand this love, God’s grace (unmerited favor; loves influence on the heart of man) makes sense because grace is all about giving us what we did not earn or merit. Love gives expecting nothing in return; love gives without obligation of reciprocation. Yet once you experience this love, you become captivated by such a powerful, truly unconditional love!
Religion Attempts to Dis-grace The Gospel! Religion utterly “dis-graces” love, and tears it down to a level (the lowest level known to man, a prostituted form of love) not even recognized as love, known as; you must follow the rules (commandments) to get the blessing, do good get good, do bad get bad. The meaning of “religion” is; a return to bondage.
Gal 5:1 Christ defines your faith; He is your freedom from anything the law could never free you from! Find your firm footing in this freedom. Do not let religion trip you up again and harness you to a system of rules and obligations.
Heb 12:1 “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin (unbelief) which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”
In other words Gal 5:1 and Heb 12:1 remind us not to return to bondage (religion). Religion, through the law, tries to bring back to bondage what grace has set us free from!! Don’t let your peace be unsettled, causing you to question God’s love. Jesus demonstrated His love for us on the cross. In this message, discover God’s unfailing love for you! You are the object of His love!