but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Do You Love Your School Principal?
For the first twenty years of my Christian journey, loving God was about as foreign to me as loving the school principal would have been when I was a student. The principal was in charge, so I respected and obeyed him. I submitted to his authority, but I certainly didn’t feel close to him.
—Wayne Hobbes, in Discipleship Journal, January/February 2008
The chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying him forever. Love of God is not embraced until his goodness is tasted.
Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.