2 Samuel 12:24 And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in unto her, and lay with her: and she bare a son, and he called his name Solomon: and the LORD loved him.
Where you are from, or your family background does not disqualify you from God’s love. Solomon would have been considered by some in Israel as the least qualified of all of David’s sons to succeed him as King. The reason is that his birth came out of a relationship that began with adultery and murder. As a result, God did not allow the first son produced by the union to survive. Nevertheless, when Solomon, who was the second child of the union, was born, the scripture said that “the Lord loved him”, so much so that God sent Nathan the prophet to name him Jedidiah, which means beloved of God. Imagine that God loved Solomon despite his family background being a messy one. What does that say about God’s love for us?
The takeaway from the experience of Solomon is that God loves us despite our mess. Romans 5:8 also highlights this truth. It says “but God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. God did not wait until we were free from sin to love us, it is while we were still messed up in sin that God demonstrated his love for us by sacrificing his only son. You may feel ashamed of actions taken by you or other members of your family in the past, however, it does not stop God from loving you. Be assured of God’s love despite your mess.
Life Application: Respond to God’s amazing love towards you by loving Him in return evidenced by keeping his commandments. Show Him your love by keeping his commandments.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for loving me even in my mess. Thank you for seeing beyond my failures and seeing my heart. In Jesus’ name, amen.