It is very important for us to behold, which is closely related to our minds. When we think of a person, we will have that person’s image in our minds. So, what we see and what we think are closely related. It is helpful for us to come before God and to see clearly how He treats us.
The devil will use many ways to obstruct us, especially with accusations and shadows. Again and again we must see clearly God’s love for us according to what the Bible says. For example, it says,
“My God in His steadfast love will meet me.” (Psalm 59:10)
“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by His love; He will exult over you with loud singing.” (Zeph 3:17)
The Lord’s love for Peter had not changed, even though He already knew that Peter would deny Him three times. Upon His resurrection, the Lord especially appeared to Peter and asked him three times, “Do you love Me?” He also commissioned Peter to feed His lambs.
The Lord spoke of a parable of the prodigal son. When he returned home, the father ran to him and fell on his neck, covering him with many kisses. He laid a feast, made music and danced.