The Love Of God
Jeremiah 31:3; Romans 5:5, 8; Romans 8:35-37, and 8:38-39
Jeremiah 31:3 3 The LORD appeared to him from afar, saying, "I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.”
Hello, my friend, can you take God’s words to Jeremiah personally? I hope so because they are a great insight into how God feels toward His people (you too). He has been loving them with an everlasting love, therefore He is drawing them with lovingkindness. Do you have a sense of the vastness of His words? Everlasting is huge! It’s eternal, great, never failing or fading, reliable, powerful, unchanging, and so much more.
Romans 5:5, 8 5 And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Coming to the New Testament we discover more dimensions of God’s love. For one thing, it is interwoven with the hope that never disappoints because it has been poured out within our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. People will disappoint as they sometimes fail when they can’t muster to meet the need, but not God and His love. He demonstrates His love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. God is at His loving best when we are at our disobedient worst. His love is everlasting and you can’t do a thing to stop it. Of course, you wouldn’t want to.
Romans 8:35-37 35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, or sword? 36 Just as it is written, "FOR YOUR SAKE WE ARE BEING PUT TO DEATH ALL DAY LONG; WE WERE CONSIDERED AS SHEEP TO BE SLAUGHTERED." 37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
Romans 8:38-39 38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Is there anything, anywhere that can devalue the love of God, anything that can dilute its power? Can anything separate you from His lovingkindness? Look at the lists of potential threats and notice that supernatural things and entities, big things, small things, all things that God has created, none of it can come between you and God’s great love, because you overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loves you.
The enemy may have a powerful plan in place to wipe you out – don’t worry, the biggest and worst stuff he concocts can’t prevail. Some of it might be a bit scary, but it’s just so much saber-rattling, paling in the presence of God and His love.