No one is worthy of God's love yet, in this verse, we receive His love and are crowned with royalty too! God's redeeming love reminds me of an expression I have often heard quoted in our own group of churches on a Sunday morning communion service: ‘The ground at Calvary is very even.’
In other words, no one is exalted above another. We are all sinners, we have all gone astray, and each one of us has turned to our own way. The Lord has laid on the shoulders of Jesus Christ the sin of us all.
No one - whether rich or poor, educated or uneducated - can stand on higher ground than any other. No one can look down their nose in disgust at another because we all hang our heads in shame before God.
It is a miracle that redeeming love lifts us from this shameful position into the arms of Jesus, our wonderful Saviour. It would be enough just to know that we are forgiven, and our sins forgotten, but there is more: we are beloved and become part of His family. There is abundant redeeming love in the infinite God. We can never come to the end of His love for it is eternal. He loves us so much He crowns us with royalty. We are loved, not only as His child but He gives us Himself and makes us heirs of all He is. The pauper becomes a prince.
What full and free salvation is given to every man who will receive it! It is perfect; we are made whole as we believe and accept it. The more we receive this redeeming love the greater will be our ability to transmit it.
“Come away, my lover. Come with me to the faraway fields. We will run away together to the forgotten places and show them redeeming love.” Song of Songs 7:11 TPT
Let us go to the forgotten places (the lost souls who need love) and share the redeeming love we have received with them. Let us invite others into the presence of the King of Kings, so that they too might have the privilege of partaking in His redeeming love. It may be that they too will one day stand crowned with the royalty of His redeeming love.
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