HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!
John 15:12-13 AMP (Jesus speaking)
“12 This is My commandment: that you love one another [just] as I have loved you.
13 No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends.
14 You are My friends if you keep doing the things I command you to do.”
Jesus died to remove the sin that separated us from Him. To reconcile us back to Himself! (Reconcile- to restore friendly relations between.) That’s how much He loves us.
2 Corinthians 5:18-21 AMP
“18. But all things are from God, Who through Jesus Christ reconciled us to Himself [received us into favor, brought us into harmony with Him].
19.It was God [personally present] in Christ, reconciling and restoring the world to favor with Himself, not counting up and holding against [men] their trespasses [but cancelling them], and committing us to the message of reconciliation (of the restoration to favor).
20. So we are Christs ambassadors, God making His appeal as it were through us. We [as Christ’s personal representives] beg you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favor [now offered to you] and be reconciled to God.
21. For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness].”
There is no better Valentine, than Jesus. 🙂