Responding to God’s Love.
Jeremiah 31:3, Songs 2:4
” What shall I offer the Lord for all His benefits towards me?” Psalm 116:12
Each time I personally consider the love that God has for man, I keep asking why? The love that God has for us cannot be expressed, measured or quantified!
1 For creating us in His image, just as HE IS, is wonderful. If He had decided to make us like any of the animals, there is practically nothing we can do about it.
2 He made all things before we were created for our pleasure. Herbs, fruits, water, light, animals, fishes of all kinds so that we can pick and enjoy at every point in time.
3 He designs every weather and season for our good and pleasure. Cold, winter, summer etc because of us.
4 He separated night from day so that we can rest and relax.
5 Above all, He gave us Jesus! After the fall of man, He, because of the love He has for us, gave HIS SON. This is love!
GOD INDEED IS LOVE!
Love cannot be mentioned where God is missing! Any love a man has for another without God is not a genuine love! We cannot love truly if we do not have the love of God in our hearts!
God’s love can best be compared with a wealthy man who went to a far country to bring a slave and build him a house, furnished it, give him cars and housemaids. He is also giving him daily allowance to take care of all that he has given him!
How will the servant respond to the love this man has for him? Since we do not deserve all that we have enjoyed so far from God, He demands our love!
1 Love is reciprocal . We must give Him back all that He has given to us. We must give Him our life, our all our everything! Deut 6:5. You must love Him the same way He loves us. Jesus asked Peter if he truly loves Him John 21:16. He covets our love for Him!
*He loves us unconditionally. We must do the same.
* His love is steadfast .
* His love makes us special
* His love for us is everlasting
* His death on the cross is the climax of His love for us.
The Lord is not expecting anything less from us all.
IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO LIVE ETERNALLY WITH THE ONE WE HAVE NOT LOVE TRULY ALL OUR DAYS HERE…… We must respond to this love as we;
Meditate on His word
Tell others about Him!
Love is sacrificial! It cost God Jesus, He gave us Jesus, What has your love for God cost you? What are we still holding on to? Why cant we offer our lives to Him for all He has done? We must love Him far better than before….serving Him sacrificially with all that He has blessed us with!
What manner of love!
His banner over us is love!
Let His love moves us to pray for the unsaved and our family members. Do something special for Him this year….. Wishing you a lovely weekend!
Responding to God’s Love.