J-Moss recently came out with the single, "You Loved Me Through My Good and My Bad." This simple song illustrates a deep theological truth. God loves you despite you! The biblical narrative is full of examples of God loving individuals through their good and their bad:
· Abraham is the father of faith (good) but also lied repeatedly to save his own butt (bad).
· Noah was faithful and obedient to build the ark (good) but also was a drunk (bad).
· Paul planted many of churches across Asia Minor (good) but also persecuted many who followed Christ (bad).
So the next time you feel like a disappointment to yourself, your family, your community, and your God remember God loves you through your good and your bad.
Scripture Reference: Book of Genesis