The Character of God’s Love
Greetings in the Matchless Name of our Lord Jesus Christ through whom we have become commissioned ambassadors of the kingdom of God.
Grace, Mercy and Peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ our Lord through whom the Father has demonstrated unconditional love towards us.
One of the greatest things that can happen to anyone is to encounter or experience the very Love of God. There are several things that will happen in you, to you, for you and through you when you discover how much God loves you.
- God’s Love for you is eternal. According to Jeremiah 31:2-3, “Thus says the Lord: “The people who survived the sword Found grace in the wilderness—Israel, when I went to give him rest.” The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying, “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love;Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.” God’s Love for you transcends time and space. It is a love that began from the foundation of the world. Psalm 103:17, ESV; Isaiah 54:8, ESV; Isaiah 55:3; Revelation 13:8; Ephesians 1:3-5. Knowing that God’s love for you predates your birth or your existence comforts your heart.
- God’s Love for you is unconditional. See Romans 5:8. Christ died for us as a demonstration of God’s Love towards us while we were still sinners. If God cared about us while we were sinners, how much more now that we are His children. Expect an overwhelming demonstration of love and care. Ephesians 2:4-8, says, “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.” God shows us His Love to demonstrate to the world that He loves us as much as He loves Jesus. See John 17:23. God the Father wants the whole world to know that He loves you and I. Think about it. God uses us to show off that He is a caring and compassionate God and Father. Selah
- God’s Love for you is empowering. When you know how much God loves you, you will be emboldened to live life fearlessly and courageously. See Romans 8:37 which says, “Nay in all these things we are more than conquerors.” John the Apostle wrote, 1 John 4:16-18, “And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” When you know how much God really loves you, you will lose your fears. You are His beloved, therefore, you are highly favored. See Ephesians 1:6. Knowing you are highly favored will make you bold in the place of prayer and fearless as you face life. See Hebrews 4:16; Ephesians 3:14-19.
- God’s Love for you is endearing. When we really know how much the Father Himself loves us and how much Jesus loves us, we will be drawn to serve God passionately and selflessly. 1 John 4:19 says, “We love Him because He first loved us.” Think about it: Because of you Christ came down to die while we were sinners. He did not wait for us to deserve such a great sacrifice. He came anyway. He shed His blood for guilty humanity. Christ would have still died for you, if you were the only one in the world. In the sight of God, you are a pearl of great price worth selling everything for. You are His dream come true: Reborn humanity bearing the life and nature of God. You are His consolation. You are the reward of His suffering. Having you means that His death was not in vain. See Romans 8:31-33; 5:5; 5:8-11, AMP; Galatians 2:20; 2 Corinthians 5:14-15.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15 NKJV
For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.
When you truly understand the cross and the love of Christ for you that drove Him to the cross, you will no longer live for yourself. You will hate sin. He gave His life for you so you would live your life for Him. You don’t have your own life anymore. He bought you with His own blood. Your spirit and your body belongs to Him. See 1 Corinthians 6:19-20. Live your life in such a way that you demonstrate your loyalty to your Lord and the lover of your soul. Live to put a smile on His face. Live your life in such a way that people see that you are His. Selah
May today be characterized by encounters of favor. May you be satisfied with good things today. May God the Father direct your heart into the Love of God in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
In His Majesty’s Service,