Amazing Love! The Church is the Object of God’s Supereme Regard

The little church on the corner continues to be a place to worship Jesus Christ, His Father and Holy Spirit the three in one God.

“That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing: but that it should be holy and without blemish.” Ephesians 5:27

“The church, enfeebled and defective though it be, is the only object on earth which Christ bestows His supreme regard. He is constantly watching it with solicitude, and is strengthening it by His Holy Spirit. Will we, as members of His church, allow Him to impress our minds and to work through us to His glory?

“Christ loves His church. He will give all needed help to those who call upon Him for strength for the development of Christlike charcter. But His love is not weakeness. He will not serve with their sins or give them prosperity while they continue to follow a wrong course of action. Only by faithful repentance will their sins be forgive; for God will not cover evil with the robe of His righteousness. He will honor faithful service. He will abundantly bless those who reveal to their fellowmen His justice, mercy, and love. Let those who are engaged in His service walk before Him in true humility, following faithfully in His footsteps, cherishing the holy principles which will live through the eternal ages. Let them in word and action show that they obey the laws which are obeyed in heaven.

“The church is the respository of the riches of the grace of Christ and through the church will eventually be made manifest, even to “the principalities and powers in heavenly places,” the final and ful ldisplay of the love of God . . . The church is God’s fortress, His city of refuge, which He holds in a revolted world. . . . It is the theater of His grace, in which He delights to reveal His power to transform hearts.

“God’s love for His church is infinite. His care over His heritage is unceasing.”

Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White for January 7, 2023.