God’s pursuit of man.

There is something I believe to be completely necessary and revolutionary for one’s personal faith in God and view of the scripture. That is the fact that God is much more in pursuit of man than man is in pursuit of God. God is not solely a righteous judge waiting to render judgment on a sinful world. Rather, He is a loving Father Who desires to see us live, prosper, succeed, and have the most fulfilled and abundant life imaginable. He is on our side! Pause and let that sink in. Often we can view God as an intimidating teacher-like figure waiting to grade our “test” of life; looking forward to marking every mistake possible and rendering to us the grade due. However, I’ve found that God is actually more like the gracious, loving parent who is giving you quizzes & worksheets, staying up late helping you study, and tutoring you in every area needed. He goes out of His way to help you and I succeed in this “test” of life! The scriptures testify to this when they say,

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9

“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. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17


“Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Yeshua Messiah, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Messiah reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Messiah, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Messiah’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 

2 Corinthians 5:18-21