I Love Jesus vs Jesus Loves Me

Have you noticed that how we say something is just as important as what we say? The order of our words can impact the meaning of what we are saying. For example, which statement is better – “I love Jesus” or “Jesus loves me”. While we may say that both are true, my question is which is better. In the first example, I am the subject, Jesus is the object and love is the verb. So, in the first phrase, my love is the emphasis; in the second it’s Christ’s love for me. Semantics? No, because the order testifies to an important theological difference. The Bible tells us that our relationship with God does not begin with our initiative but God’s, “We love because he first loved us.” (1 John 4:19) Wi

By Faith Blog written by Pastor Eldon Peterson

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