7 Temmuz 2012 Cumartesi

The Divine Romance in the Bible

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    First off this isn't my thought.   Last week I was listening to a message on Living Stream Ministry's website on Revelation 19 and I wrote down this sentence because it impressed me, "The subject of the Bible is the divine romance."  Since then I've been thinking about it .   

     This is totally different than the fire and brimstone gospel posters that I've seen sometimes at our university's campus. Consider Luke 15 with the parable of the prodigal.  In it we see a picture of God watching the road waiting for the return of the repentant sinner.  We don't see God lecturing him either; the guy can hardly finish his sentence.  Also consider that since the fall of man all that God's had to work with are sinners.  And the good news is God LOVES sinners, in fact the Bible tells us in John 3:16 that this loved caused Him to die for us--to pay the penalty of all our sins. 

This made me think of another classic verse  that is in the book of Romans: 

But God commends His own love to us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  Romans 5:8
This is a link to a song on Youtube that was written and composed  by a dear believer named Howard Higashi.  While you're there, you can listen to some of the other songs that others have  posted. This song shares what this divine romance is in a beautiful way. 

                                                       This Divine Romance

If you would like, you can check out some of these verses on the divine romance:
Isaiah 54:5 and 62:5b
Jeremiah 2:2, 31:3, 31:32
Ezekiel 16:8
Hosea 2:19-20
Matthew 9:15
2 Corinthians 11:2
Ephesians 5:22-33 (especially 5:32 showing the believers are  God's counterpart)
Revelation 19:7, 21:9

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