Overcoming the World’s Lies

Our world tells us that we can realize the desires of our heart if only if we work harder. We hear that we can overcome our shame, our guilt, and our fear by applying more and more effort earning favor with God. We regularly try to manage our sin and build a life of comfort. It is as if we can climb the mountain to God if we just try harder. In 1 John 4:1-6 we read a different message. John is clear that God’s love expressed through Jesus awakens us from spiritual death into a new life. Where once we could not achieve, now we can rest in the finished work of Jesus. The love of God in us is greater than anything the world has to offer. We can rest in Him.