[Papercut Press] 2002-02-13 - God's Love

Deuteronomy 33:3 Indeed, He loves the people.

It is always good to pause and meditate on the love of God for His people.  The Bible often reminds us that God loves His children. They are precious in His sight. He cares for them, provides for them and even gives them much  more than they need or deserve. He is ever gracious, even when we fail, and always stands with open arms, as a loving Father, to extend us His mercy once  again when we have strayed from Him. His love is ever forgiving and without end. Not only is God the source of our salvation from sin, but He extends  lovingkindness to His children, by giving them comfort and guidance in the Holy Spirit throughout life.

2 Thessalonians 2:16 tell us plainly that God has loved us and given us  "eternal comfort and good hope by grace." We might think that would be enough for God to do for us, but we know that He has done so much more for us.  Eternal comfort? Should not that be enough? We don't even deserve that. But the love of God is, as many of you have seen me say before, an overplus.  Today I am going to mix it a bit and let some profound writers who have spoken on the love of God speak to the subject. Their words are much deeper  and insightful than anything I could ever say.

"There are many great men of the world, kings and princes, men of great power and policy, men of noble blood and honorable descent, men of great wealth, men of vast learning and knowledge in the world, that are honored, and make a  great figure, and great account is made of them in the world, who are wicked men and reprobates. And they are not of so great value in God's sight as one true Christian, however humble his birth and low his standing, however poor, or ignorant, or unknown." Jonathan Edwards

"Nothing binds me to my Lord like a strong belief in His changeless love."  Charles Spurgeon

God loves us, not because we are lovable but because He is love, not because  He needs to receive but because He delights to give." C. S. Lewis

"And although we may be comforted as we observe our love to Him; yet it is  far greater comfort drawn from the consideration of His love to us, as being not only the ground of the other, but in Him also infinite and unchangeable.   And, hereupon, it was that the sisters of Lazarus seeking help for their sick brother sent Christ word, not that he, who loved Him, but that, 'he whom  He loved, was sick.'" John Robinson

"Many waters could not quench His love, neither could the floods drown it, for His love was stronger than death....The love of God, in those who shall see God, will cause them exceedingly to rejoice in the happiness of God."  Jonathan Edwards

Soli Deo Gloria,
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