John 8.11 records God saying, ‘neither do I condemn you.’ ‘Go now and leave your life of sin.’
The story of God recorded in the Bible is fairly simple and incredibly gracious. God creates but creation rebels. Rebellious creation needs restoration, a Savior, so God comes not in anger or judgment but with compassion.
God came as a man not to condemn the world but to save the world by demonstrating His love for the world through the taking upon Himself the consequence of their rebellion against Him.
This story is unheard of anywhere in any other religion. It proves the validity of Christianity for if there really is a God wouldn’t He be just like the God portrayed in the Bible?
God’s grace and love for us is not permission to presume upon Him or His grace. God’s expected response, the response He commands from us as His creatures, is that we gratefully acknowledge His mercy and so love Him with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength.
Loving someone who has been kind to us does not mean responding in hurtful ways toward them. Loving someone means responding to them in ways that honor and bless them.
If we love God we will obey His commands.
We obey God not to earn our salvation but to demonstrate our gratefulness at the salvation God has freely given to us through Jesus Christ the Lord Who loves us by coming to us not to condemn us but to restore us to Himself.