I will be his father, and he will be my son. When he does wrong, I will punish him as a father punishes his son. 2 Samuel 7:14 (GNT)
A friend of mine sent me a quote last week that read “God loves you just the way you are, but he refuses to leave you that way. He wants you to be just like Jesus.” Today, as I read 2 Samuel 7:14, the impact of God’s love hit me. This is God getting intimately involved with us. He is going to change us and grow us as a father and mother would with their children. He can’t love us and leave us where we are. There is too much at stake. Just as we as parents will do whatever it takes to grow our children; God is going to do whatever it takes to grow us. What’s at stake if God leaves us where we are? Eternity.