John 3:16–18, For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
Like true faith, true love takes action. There are times when crops do fall for a while, or times, things become hard and the families lack what they need. The early Christians set a great example. They gave generously, like God gives, to help the needy. Acts of Apostles 2:44–45, All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. See also Acts of Apostles 4 : 32 – 37, All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all. There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need. Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means Son of Encouragement) sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.
Some might think that God’s love ended when the man and woman sinned. It is true that sin has turned this world into a place of hardship and suffering. It is not true that these things ended God’s love. When ever God showed His just anger against sin. You will find in each case that God made sure His continuing care for people was known. The question is, is your own anger without love?
Read Genesis 3, God was about to punish Adam and Eve for their sin, first, though, He gave the promise of hope. He assured them that the woman’s offspring would crush their enemy. See verse 15, And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel. Before the couple were driven out of their garden home, God Himself made clothes for them. Read Genesis 3:21, The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. Later God helped Eve to give birth to her child. See Genesis 4:1, Adam lay with his wife Eve and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. She said, With the help of the Lord I have brought forth a man. When that child had grown, God spoke to him to help him overcome sin. Also see Genesis 4:6–7, Then the Lord said to Cain, Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door ; it desires to have you, but you must master it.
My points are, where are your image of God!
Another great example of judgment was the flood. (Genesis 6) Wickedness had almost completely taken over the earth.
The rainbow that God set in the clouds immediately after this reminded the world of His mercy. It assured the earth that no such flood would happen again. The seasons would remain steady. See Genesis 8:22, As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.
In all the creation of the world there was only one thing said to be « not good » At first the man was alone. See Genesis 2:18–25, The Lord said, It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him. Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field. But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, He took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and He brought her to the man. The man said, This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,!’ for she was taken out of man. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. Yet there was a loving reason even in letting the man know loneliness. For the man would then treasure his wife and family to come.
Live a life of love, a life worthy, humility and unity in love. See Ephesians 5:1–2, Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragant offering and sacrifice to God.