This month, let’s focus on our Heavenly Father’s love for each of us individually and for the church.
Look at Song of Solomon 4:7 (NRSV) – “You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.”
Jesus tells us, both individually and as a cooperate church, his bride, You are all fair, My love, and there is no spot in you. But our reply to Him tends to be, “Me?, All beautiful and no spot of sin? You don’t know me, Lord!” Do you really think that our Heavenly Father doesn’t know you?
Our Heavenly Father sees reality like no one else sees it. He sees the perfection of his Son’s finished work in your life. By one offering of himself at the cross (remember the Trinity), Jesus has perfected you forever (see Hebrews 10:14)! You have been made the righteousness of God in Christ (see 2 Corinthians 5:21). And you will never find any spot in this righteousness that Jesus died to give you.
Our Heavenly Father desires you to see yourself righteous – in right standing...