by Charles Stanley
Romans 8:1 NIV
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
Do you believe God likes you?
“Don’t you mean, ‘loves me’?” you ask.
No, likes you…
If he were to show up in bodily form, do you think he would seek you out? Would you be someone he would enjoy being around?
Isn’t it strange how much more comfortable we are with the concept of love than with the concept of like when it comes to God’s feelings towards us? Why do you think that is true? Often the reason lies in the fact that we have not come to grips with the real extent to which God has forgiven us. Consequently, we live with a subtle sense of condemnation…
The truth is, every reason God had for being angry with us was dealt with at Calvary. Our forgiveness is so complete that God is not only free to love us, he can like us as well… You are not condemned. Christ was condemned on your behalf, and now you are free!