Have Received Of God’s Fullness
of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. John 1:16.
sought to save the world, not by conformity to it, but by revealing to the
world the transforming power of the grace of God to mold and fashion the human
character after the likeness of the character of Christ.
Satan has represented God as selfish and oppressive, as claiming all, and
giving nothing, as requiring the service of His creatures for His own glory,
and making no sacrifice for their good. But the gift of Christ reveals the
Father’s heart. . . . It declares that while God’s hatred of sin
is as strong as death, His love for the sinner is stronger than death. Having
undertaken our redemption, He will spare nothing, however dear, which is necessary
to the completion of His work. No truth essential to our salvation is withheld,
no miracle of mercy is neglected, no divine agency is left unemployed. Favor
is heaped upon favor, gift upon gift. The whole treasury of heaven is open
to those He seeks to save. Having collected the riches of the universe, and
laid open the resources of infinite power, He gives them all into the hands
of Christ, and says, All these are for man. Use these gifts to convince him
that there is no love greater than Mine in earth or heaven. His greatest happiness
will be found in loving Me.
The Father appreciates every soul whom His Son has purchased by the gift of
His life. Every provision has been made for us to receive divine power, which
will enable us to overcome temptations. Through obedience to all God’s
requirements the soul is preserved unto eternal life.
God has a heaven full of blessings that He wants to bestow on those who are
earnestly seeking for that help which the Lord alone can give.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 25, 26.