I know a lot of people think God is this old bearded white man who sits in heaven waiting for us to mess up so He can send down a lightening bolt to strike us.
Some think He has this rule book open and every time you break one He is writing it down and keeping a list of your wrongs.
Those things are so far from the truth.
In fact, the Bible says in 1 Corinthians 13: 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs."
God IS love, so He doesn't keep a record of our wrong doings.
You don't have to read your Bible every day, go to church every time the doors are open and pray for 4 hours a day for God to love you!
When God tells us to do something, more than likely, He has done it too.
The post from yesterday mentions giving God our "first fruits".
When God sent Jesus down here, Jesus became the sin sacrifice for us, as well as He was God's first fruits offering.
1 Corinthians 15: 22-24 says this, "22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.23 But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming, 24 then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power."
God is smart. He loves us all so much that He GAVE.
Are you giving? Why not?