GOD CAN UNLOVE
*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*GOD CAN UNLOVE.*
1 Pet 2:7-8 *Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,*
v7 *And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
God is not quick to unlove but He can unlove those who unlove Him, if they continue to cease to love Him.
Jesus is the love of God so also a consuming fire.
God loves mankind, John 3:16 but He has special love for those who love Him Prov 8:17.
As much as God loves, He can withdraw His love from those who despise Him, 2 Sam 7:15.
If you reverence Him as precious, He will love you but if you dishonor Him, He will unlove you and He will be a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense.
There are people who still benefit from the love of God to all mankiind yet are His enemies. As regards, these people, God is not happy, He gives them up and He can bring their lives to an end, Ps 7:11, 101:8, Prov 2:22, Is 13:11, Rom 1:28.
We must always remember that God is not a prisoner of His love.
The Apostle Peter tells us in 1 Pet 2:8 that Christ can be *“A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense.*” to those who disobey Him.
It tells us that anyone to whom Christ becomes a rock of offense must have disobeyed Him.
He chose to be this stone of stumbling because He knew there will be people who are appointed to this predicament.
They are appointed because they chose to disobey God.
1 Pet 2:8b says *"....They stumble because they disobey the word—and to this they were appointed.*
The Apostle Peter in 1 Pet 2:9 says we must behave ourselves so that we make the right choices. We must do so, in order that we do not be amongst those appointed for destruction.
Christ does not want us destroyed. He separated us when He says through the Apostle Peter in 1 Pet 2:9 *"But* ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people...."
We must live up to this standard of expectation.
God can choose to unlove a person if he/she falls short of His expectations.
As gentle as the Spirit is, He can also allow distress to trouble an erring soul.
1 Samuel 16:14 *After the Spirit of the LORD had departed from Saul, a spirit of distress from the LORD began to torment him.*
*Call to Word action.*
He unloved king Saul and appointed him to death, 1 Sam 28:19, 1 Chro 10:14.
1 Samuel 15:23 *For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance is like the wickedness of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He has rejected you as king."*
*The Christian clarion duty.*
As a chosen generation, we choose to believe God and to remember always that He is precious enough to be honored.
Lord, do not be a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense to me. Let me not be appointed to perdition, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and be blessed as you come into His presence today.
God bless you.