Repentance means to turn to God and to do God’s will
The Unconditional Love of God
People use the word love too freely. They love pizza. They love their dog. When they get excited about something, they say they love it. Humans fall in love and out of love easily. Therefore, when the Bible talks about God’s love, we may not fully understand what it means. To help you understand God’s love for you, here are 5 truths about the unconditional love of God.
In this post, you’ll discover how love is part of God’s nature. Also, you’ll see how God’s love is everlasting and universal. Finally, you learn how God’s love is your example to follow.
To start, it’s God’s nature to love because He is love. 1 John 4:8 says, “Whoever does not love does not know God because God is love.” God’s love is not just a characteristic used to describe. God’s love reaches the core of who He is
.As such, God’s love differs from human love. Human love involves a feeling, and feelings can change. For example, people talk about “falling out of love” when a relationship ends. Also, people fall out of love with their job or a hobby. They say, “I just don’t love it like I used to.” This kind of love doesn’t last.
On the other hand, God’s love is everlasting because He is everlasting. God, Himself, tells us this in Jeremiah 31:3 when He said, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have drawn you with loving devotion.”
Since God’s love is everlasting, it will never fail you. God remains committed to loving you no matter what. Matter of fact, God loves you even if you reject His love because His love never changes.
Yes, God disciplines our sins, but He does so out of love. Hebrews 12:6 assures us that “the Lord disciplines the one He loves.” That’s because He’s a loving father, and that’s what loving fathers do.
Unfortunately, some people may have not had a loving father, so they don’t understand the reference. When you accept Jesus to be your savior, you become a child of God. John 4:12 tells us that “To all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” As your Heavenly Father, God’s love for you is everlasting, and He wants the best for you, even if that means disciplining you.
Whereas a human father might fail you, God never fails you. In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul describes what real love looks like. He said, love “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails” (vs. 7-8). Interestingly, the Greek word for love here is agape, which means the God kind of love. This love never fails you because God never fails you.
Moreover, God’s love “bears all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” Whatever situation you find yourself in, know that God has more in store for you. Life can be hard, but the unconditional love of God will sustain you and see you through your trials by His grace and mercy.
Along with being everlasting, the unconditional love of God is universal. God loves everyone. Romans 2:11 says that “God does not show favoritism.”
Therefore, God loves the rich and the poor, the healthy and the sick, and the believer and the nonbeliever. Also, He loves those that feel cast out by society. Since God’s love is perfect, as He is perfect, there’s no limit to His love.
Most importantly, God loves you. The Bible assures you of God’s love when it says, “And love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as the atoning sacrifice for our sins” (1 John 4:10). Furthermore, Romans 5:8 tells us that “God demonstrated His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
”As you can see, God loves you so much that He sent His son to die on the cross for you. The Son of God became man out of love for you. Jesus bore the punishment of your sins so that you don’t have to. He loves you enough to take your place.
Even more astounding, He did it for everyone else, too. Romans 10:13 says that “Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” God’s love isn’t just for a select few. It’s for everyone.
Just as God loves everyone, so should you. I John 4:7 admonishes us to “love one another because love comes from God.” Now, this love for another isn’t just for the people that are nice to us. No, the Bible commands us to even love our enemies. In Luke 6:27, Jesus commanded, “love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.”
While this is hard to do, God, in His unconditional love, will help you. The Bible tells us that “if we love one another, God remains in us, and His love is perfected in us. By this we know that we remain in Him, and He in us, He has given us His Spirit” (1 John 4:12-13). God not only set the example of how to love others, but He has given us the Holy Spirit to help us.
Experience the Unconditional Love of God
As you can see, the unconditional love of God reflects God’s nature. As such, it is forever and for everyone. Finally, it sets the example of how a Christian should act towards others.
Whatever circumstances you find yourself in, the unconditional love of God is for you. If you find yourself apart from the love of God, He is waiting for you with open arms. Or, maybe you’re experiencing trying times. If so, His love will see you through. Finally, if you’re having trouble forgiving those that have hurt you, the Holy Spirit will help you reflect God’s love to them.
Thank you for reading this post. It’s our prayer, here at Beyond Conquerors Ministry, that we share the love of Jesus with everyone. Also, it’s our mission to help others grow in the love of Jesus Christ and follow God’s plan for their lives.If you need prayer, we would love to pray for you. You can submit your prayer requests here.
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