God Loves Because He Loves

What can we do to ‘earn’ God’s love?  It never works when we try to transfer our human ways of earning love and rewards to the Lord.  As the heavens are higher than the earth, so much higher are His ways than ours! (Isaiah 55:9)  Praise God!

God loves because He is love. (1st John 4:8)

He does not need a reason to love; love is the essence of who He is. It is at the core of His very nature.  And He never changes, so you can always count on His love. God is always…Good!

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Likely the most well-known Bible verse, John 3:16 really says it all. The words in brackets are added for emphasis of God’s great love. 

For God {the greatest good} 

so loved {the greatest action}  

the world {the greatest need} 

that He gave {the greatest example} 

His only begotten Son, {the greatest sacrifice}*

that whoever {the greatest invitation} 

believes in Him {the greatest response} 

should not perish {the greatest horror} 

but have everlasting life {the greatest gift}.

*note that God did not give out of His surplus.  He gave the only limited thing He had….Himself!

I pray that you have accepted this life-transforming invitation to believe in His son, and therefore that you have the assurance that you have received the gift of eternal life He offers.  In what ways have you experienced God’s love? Are you sharing His amazing love with others so that they too can know the joy of being loved by God?