Thursday, February 14, 2013

God's Love

3 The Lord surely loves His people and takes care of all those who belong to Him. Deuteronomy 33:3 (NCV).

God loves you! He loves you so much and He wants a relationship with you (John 3:16). God is love (1 John 4:8-12). Even more, the Holy Bible speaks of God’s desire for humankind’s love, worship, and commitment to Him as the living God, humankind's Creator and Redeemer. To receive God’s love, we only need to believe in God and accept Him as the true and living God of our lives.

Often, the Holy Bible speaks of God’s love and commitment to humankind (e.g., Deuteronomy 33:3; Psalm 136:1). The complete expression of God’s love is found the amazing grace and overwhelming love that He showed to all the world by saving humans who deserve only conviction at the tremendous cost of Jesus Christ's death on the Cross at Calvary (Romans 3:22-24; Romans 5:5-8; Romans 8:32-39; Ephesians 2:1-10; Ephesians 3:14-18; Ephesians 5:25-27). Even more, God’s compassion and love never fails and “Great is His faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:23). Though God's ways of expressing His love are sometimes astonishing and confusing, the final testament of those who faithfully walk with God through life's ups and downs is that "every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed" (Joshua 23:14-15).

22 The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. 23 Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. 24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in Him!” 25 The Lord is good to those who depend on Him, to those who search for Him. Lamentations 3:22-25 (NLT).
31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since He did not spare even His own Son (the Lord Jesus Christ) but gave Him up for us all, won’t He also give us everything else?. . . 38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:31-32, 38-39 (NLT).

To learn more of God’s faithful love, one must read the Holy Bible. The Holy Bible is God’s love letter to the world and discusses God’s dealing with humankind throughout the years. In the Bible, we learn of God’s truth. The Holy Bible contains sixty-six books, thirty-nine written before Jesus Christ’s birth and twenty-seven after Jesus Christ’s death. The Holy Bible was written by human authors and all that Holy Bible writers teach should be respected. These sixty-six books are "God-breathed" meaning that these books are a product of God's Holy Spirit ("breath") and written to help all people live a divine life (Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians 10:11; 2 Timothy 3:15-17). All of the Holy Bible’s contents—histories, prophecies, poems, songs, wisdom writings, sermons, statistics, letters, and whatever else—should be received as from God. Many faithful leaders and ordinary people of God have found the Holy Bible as their guidebook for hope, encouragement, and guidance (Joshua 1:7-8; 2 Kings 17:13; 2 Kings 22:8-13; 1 Chronicles 22:12-13; Nehemiah 8; Psalm 119).
4 Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled. Romans 15:4 (NLT).

Packer, J. I. Concise Theology: A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs. 2001.

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