Nine times out of ten when we think about love we concentrate too much on the love in the physical form as we know it because that is what we can see and feel. This type of love is able to be corrupted and become temptations which turn into sins when left unchecked. It happens to all of us during some point in our lives. But there is a love that is simple but at the same time goes way beyond our understanding. It is the Love that Our Creator Father, God, has for us. It is God’s Love for us that literally holds us together. Even when are disobedient, His Love for us is never failing. The Bible from cover to cover talks about His Great Love but here we will look atcertain aspects that conclude why He sent His Son.
God’s love is steadfast and unchanging
Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations. Deuteronomy 7:9
How precious is your unfailing love, O God! Psalm 36:7
You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. Psalm 86:5
But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. Psalm86:15
Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever. Psalm 136:26
God’s Love is eternal. Thereis no substitute for His Love as everything He does is because of His Love forus. God does not fall out of Love for His creation because He is our Father wholoves us no matter what. Because of God’s Grace, those who accept His Lovewithout question will receive it without end.
God’s love comforts us
The LORD your God isin 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. Zephaniah 3:17
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:2
He is our refuge and our strength, the fortress which protects us and provides shelter from the evilone. He is the Shepherd who watches over us and provides for us. Even in our darkest moments, God is there to lift us up. His Word is sweet music to our ears and hearts that guides us and gives us the strength we need.
God’s love is revealed to us through Jesus Christ
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in himshould not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy maybe full. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down hislife for his friends. John 15:9-13
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud…it always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians13:4-8
God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
Jesus shows us what it means to truly Love one another. God’s Love is a sacrificial love which goes beyondall boundaries. The mystery of God’s Love is personified in Christ. Looking at John 15 above, Jesus tells them what He is about to have to do. Our sacrificial love does not always mean literally dying for someone but it does mean that we give up things that fill our hearts with something other than the people we call friends and family. It also means that we put others first before ourselves. When Jesus was put on the cross, all our faults, all our sins were placed upon Him so that He could sacrifice Himself and take our punishment so that we would not have to.
God’s love is poured into us through the Holy Spirit
Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5:2-5
God is forever with us in our hearts. His Spirit gives us the means to survive in this world through the confidence that the Holy Spirit will guide and protect us from all things that affect our spiritual well-being. We suffer in the world because we are no longer of the world but have found our place in the arms of God.
God’s love compels us to love one another
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 John 3:1
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:7-8
In this thel ove of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John 4:9-11
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved. Ephesians2:4-5
Our Father has shown us how to love in a deeper way than any human physical love can manifest. He gave to us a part of Himself through the birth, life, death, and ascension of His Son.He then left us with a Helper. This Helper, the Holy Spirit, actually connects us with each other as we see the Father’s work in others who have Jesus in their lives as Lord and Savior. WE are all Brothers and Sisters in the Spirit so our love truly does know no bounds.
We need to share this love.God’s Love goes far beyond the physical attributes. It carries us through our suffering and gives us the strength we need to make it through the day. It is what keeps us and protect us. God’s Grace is found in His Love that saves us. When Jesus was born, love re-entered the world and changed it. Share it because He first Loved us.
Rob, Servant of God