What God Desires

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:3, 4, NKJV).

What is God’s greatest desire? It is that all men be saved. That is why He sent His Son, Jesus into the world, on a rescue mission. It was a mission that was to save the world. This plan to save mankind existed or was put in place even before creation. Can you imagine how God must have felt to see His work which He declared to be good and very good to be marred by a pandemic called sin which had and continues to have devastating effect on everything on this planet of ours. God wanted to save us from this pandemic. That’s why He sent His Son, the only cure for sin.

Jesus helps us to turn away from our sins, forgives us of our sins when we have faith in Him and blessed us with His Spirit, the Holy Spirit who writes God’s Word and Law in our hearts and minds so that we don’t sin against Him. This is why God wants us to come to the knowledge of the truth which is His Word. The only way we can come to this knowledge is to hear about it. Unless we hear something, how can we believe or accept it? And how can we hear it if no one tells us? And how could anyone tell us unless they are sent? (Romans 10:14, 15).

Jesus not only came to save mankind but He came to bear witness to the truth which is, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). We have a God who wants to save us and we have a Saviour who gives His life for us.

Once we have this incredible knowledge of God’s love and Jesus’ great sacrifice for us, how can we not respond in love and acceptance? And how could we, once we have accepted this amazing truth, how could we not share it with others? Our sharing the love and mercy of God, our Saviour, is what is good and acceptable in His sight.

“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!” (Romans 10:15). Today, let those be our feet which run to share the good news.

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