God Is Love

C. Hayden
by Bill Bright from “God: 13 Steps to Discovering His Attributes”
“May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love really is” (Ephesians 3:17-18)
God is the source of all love. It flows out of the great reservoir of His goodness. Love permeates all of His attributes. While people sometimes violate standards of honesty, righteousness, and morality to please others, God never compromises His integrity, His love is unconditional. It is not based on how good you are or what you do to please Him. He loves you because He is God and you are His creation. God’s love never fails. The psalmist proclaims, “The Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever” (Psalm 100:5). God’s love will not be terminated because of disappointment or a change of heart. He defines love,He generates love, and He demonstrates what true love looks like.
John explains,  “This is real love. It is not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” (1 John 4:10). Jesus gave His life on your behalf. He could not have sacrificed any more. God’s love for you is supreme. We, in turn, are to love God wholeheartedly. Jesus declared: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment” (Matthew 22:37-38). God in His sovereignty, has created us to find our greatest joy and fulfillment in loving Him.
“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 8:39)
God also enables us to be channels of His supernatural love. On our own, we are incapable of loving as we should, but God has for us an unending supply off His divine love. It is for us to claim, to enjoy, and to share with others. When believers begin to love God, love their neighbors as themselves, and love their enemies, society will change for the better. Then the world today, as in the first century, will marvel when they see and experience the transforming power of God’s love.
Be blessed even more you wonderful children of God!!
Pastor Chris

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