Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD Saturday, 9th September 2023_ IT’S THE RESULT OF HIS LOVE

_What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him_ *(Psalm 8:4)*

When you ponder on the words of the Psalmist in our opening scripture, you’ll come to one amazing conclusion: God loves man. The Psalmist was awed at God’s consummate and everlasting love for man. 

How do you even begin to comprehend it; that the great God of glory, the Monarch of the universe, the maker of heaven and earth, would, not just *“visit”* man, but make man His dwelling place? It’s such an amazing reality. The Bible says the Angels are still looking into it; they’re unable to figure it out. 

But it’s God’s love for us that made it possible. 1 John 3:1 says, *“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God....”* Then in Colossians 1:27, it says, *“To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”*

God Himself has tabernacled in us so that we are no longer ordinary beings but divine beings. Now we are full of God. That was God’s plan from the foundation of the world. That was the mystery, which was hidden for ages and from generations, which has now been made manifest to the saints. Hallelujah! 

The fact that this was God’s plan and will for us is further revealed in Ephesians 3:17-19. It says, *“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.”* Blessed be God! Think about that! It’s all the result of His love for us to be filled with all the fullness of God as Jesus was filled with the fullness of God. How He loves us!


_Dear Father, your love is overwhelming as demonstrated through the vicarious death of Jesus Christ on our behalf. I walk every day in and with the consciousness of your indwelling presence; thank you for making me a vent of liquid love to my world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen._


*John 15:13* Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 

*John 17:23* I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

*1 John 4:16* And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 

*1 Year Bible Reading Plan :* 2 Corinthians 8-9 & Proverbs 24-26

*2 Year Bible Reading Plan :* Luke 22:1-13 & 1 Samuel 28
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