First Love

In Revelation 2:1-7, God commended the church at Ephesus very highly. Yet, they lacked one thing. God said, “I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love” (Revelation 2:4).

“First love” means God loving me as a depraved sinner, God loving me while I was ungodly (Romans 5:6), while I was yet a sinner. (Romans 5:8).

Quote is from “3 dimensional Christianity” by Dr. Carl H. Stevens

Friends, too much of me-merit, or me-demerit hurts first love. Words such as “unconditional” must hold place, and others such as “unworthy” must keep their descriptive input. “Grace ” must always be the transferrer of this love to the believer, “Mercy” can never let “judgement” rejoice over it.

In closing, “to believe, and to consent to be loved while unworthy, is the great secret.” Newell

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