It’s Jesus perfect nature—His sinlessness, His purity, His glory—that allows God to love Him with an eternal, unconditional love. And it’s these very things that Jesus gives us—sinlessness, purity, and glory—that allow God to love us.
The Centurion’s profession was based upon the short slice of Jesus’ life that he witnessed. The kindness of the Lord led Him to repentance (Romans 2:4). For most of the people in our lives, we have the benefit of living an entire life before them. What message will our lives convey?