Things God Don't Know
First Thing God Doesn't Know
God Doesn’t Know A Sinner He Doesn’t Love – He isn’t capable of loving you more than He already does. We are, according to Genesis 1:26, made in His image. We are His creation; we were made to worship and glorify Him. If we are made in His image, how can He not love us? How can He not love His creation? John 3:16 states it better than any other scripture. “For God so loved the world (all sinners) that whosoever (all sinners) believeth on Him shall not parish, but have everlasting life.” “For God so loved the world….” Not just “For God so loved America, Christians, etc., but the WORLD. I don’t know about anyone else, but to me that says EVERYONE HE CREATED! Let’s go one verse further – “For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world (sinners), but that the world (sinners) might be saved through Him.” God sent His one and only Son to die on the cross for ALL sinners.
Jesus' journey to the cross was a horrifying experience to say the least – beaten with cat-o-nine tails (whip with glass and metal shards, pieces of clay, maybe even pieces of bone). The whip bites into skin and has to be ripped out, pulling flesh along with it. A crown of thorns placed then beat down on His head. Barely any portion of body exposed that isn’t torn and bleeding. His robe put back on Him for travel down the road to Golgotha. Along the way He’s beaten by soldiers, spit upon, punched in the face and chunks of beard are ripped out by the crowd as they continue to mock Him. By the time He reaches the top of the hill He is barely recognizable. Blood clots to garment and is ripped off, causing Him to bleed profusely all over again. He’s nailed to the cross; the cross is dropped into a hole. There He is in the air, between two other criminals, arms outstretched, making it difficult for Him to breathe. He can breathe easier if He puts His weight on His feet. Since it was the preparation day for the Sabbath the Jews requested that Pilate have their legs broken so they would die faster. So, they break the legs of the other two; but when they came to break Jesus’ legs He had already died. No one forced Jesus to go to the cross. He willingly died on the cross to save the world. Now that’s love! There is absolutely no one who can love you more than that! He did this for EVERYONE He created!