God I want to thank you for another day to give you praise.
What a perfect love, God is. The embodiment of Agape, the love of God or Christ for humankind, but humankind is deceitful and desperately wicked. This generation corrupt interaction with sin, serves light that we fail to realize the extent to which sin has tainted us. Romans 3:10-12 is the essence of our practice. “There is none righteous, no, not one; There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God. They have all turned aside; they have together become unprofitable; there is none who does good, no, not one.” The Almighty, does not love us because we are loveable being or we work to improve our relationship with Him or our fellow beings. No, God is love before He gave love.
What a powerful statement. “God is Love.” He doesn’t just love; He is love. To understand this we look back to the creation of man. Many believed when God resolved to create man, he asked those around Him (the celestials) most agreed with God’s plan, until he sought after the angels. They were not all of one opinion. The Angels of Love and Justice was in favor however, the Angels of Truth and Peace opposed the plan. The Angels of Love and Justice favored our affectionate, loving abilities and we would practice justice. While Angles of Truth and Peace opposed it, because we are full of lies and are quarrelsome beings. Nevertheless, God moved on with His plan, and created Adam.
Blessed was Adam and aroused the envy of the angles. God invited all the angels to come and pay Adam homage. However, Satan refused saying, “Thou didst create us angels from the splendor of the Shekinah, and now Thou dost command us to cast ourselves down before the creature which Thou didst fashion out of the dust of the ground.” God answered, “Yet this dust of the ground has more wisdom and understanding than thou.” The rest of the story you know. Satan falls, the first Man falls as well as woman.
As it would be God’s essential nature to love us by lavishing it on undeserving people that rebel against Him. This is evident with the birth of Jesus Christ. Who sacrifice His deity before hanging on the cross to die for our sins. Look, the Son of God gave up His rightful place by God. To descend to un-holy times, bringing the Good News, that He is our savior and through Him salvation be restored. This is Agape a personal and perfect act towards us.
If no other time in history, like the current time to praise the name of God. For he so loved his creation, he gave his Son, Jesus Christ for our sins.
Excerpts from Louis Ginzberg, Legends of the Jews are express in the above offering.