God wants right relationship

“Yes, Adam’s one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone” (Romans 5:18, NLT).

Relationships are the most rewarding part of life but can also be the most traumatic and painful. Some are easy to get into and easily maintained. Some take real work and can be rocky. Some go sour no matter what we do. Countless books have been written and many people earn their living giving advice on getting along with others and relating well. It seems there are no easy answers to relationship problems.

Something most people don’t realize about God is he is all about relationship. Even though God hates sin and the horrible consequences, he’s not as interested in the rules as most believe. Laws are easily broken by us and generously forgiven by him, all taken care of by the blood of Christ. Because we are forgiven in Christ, we are free from the law, free from sin and death and free to be in right relationship with him. We are free to get to know him as he wants to be known—as a loving Father who gives good gifts to his children, especially love, which helps us be in right relationship with each other too.

What a relief to see God from this perspective and to know him this way!

Author: ttkach

Writer, cyclist, paper-crafter, mom, gardener.

3 thoughts on “God wants right relationship”

  1. Thanks Tammy! I think you are right, there are no easy relationships among us human beings, no easy answers. We tend to have so many “relationship troubles”!

    And then again, there is an easy answer. It is a simple belief and trust in our Father Above through Jesus Christ. Simple words and a simple act. And a stumbling block to many. A direction change and a trust into the shown and revealed Wisdom of the God of Creation can give us the peace and friendly relationships we all need and crave.

    Thanks! Take care, John

      1. Thanks again! Yes, we need to have a right relationship with God and with mankind. It may be simple to ask, but what is a right relationship with God?

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