Because He is Love

This is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. (IJohn 4:10 [ISV])

What could be worse that rebellion from your very own creation first from the angels and then from the man created on God’s own image (You and me). Despite that God demonstrated love that only remains to be comprehended when we get to heaven or may have to learn of it for eternity. God is said to be love the bible says that ‘God is Love’ that means God cannot exist without love it makes God who he is and that love is embedded in God’s nature. The book Welfare Ministry says “The love of God revealed for man is beyond any human computation. It is infinite.”- E. G. White

We love because we are attached or because we have been loved etc., our love is conditional while God loves because he is love. We love him, because he first loved us.’ (1John 4:19 [KJV]) as the text says we have a condition to love God while his was simply love.

Which other god has attribute of love as one who created us and redeemed us? Its common with eastern religions for example to hear all kinds of gods with specific roles you hear god of prosperity a god of rain god of protection even god of vengeance you do not hear of a loving god who embraces all regardless of their conditions as long as they have accepted him. This can only be that Yahweh who made salvation his mission in order to save.

“The whole work of grace is one continual service of love, of self-denying, self-         sacrificing effort. During every hour of Christ’s sojourn upon the earth, the            love of God was flowing from Him in irrepressible streams”. – E. G. White          (Desire of Ages 677)

Again my choice of God need to have a clear knowledge of God’s attribute of love which allows me to have a place next to him through his restoration initiative amidst my fallen state. It allows us to approach Him with confidence knowing I shall be given due attention, it makes me courageous to ask for forgiveness even when I have done something more than terrible, it enables me to live a new life of happiness and hope for better things and hope for a joyous eternity. Choosing Creator God is rewarding and have assurance cannot be matched or even compared to any other in fact none exists to be compared. Why then make any other choice leaving the true and loving God whose love is ours unconditionally?

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One thought on “Because He is Love

  1. Amen. God loved us that He gave His son to die for us. What more can we ask for? ‘Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.’ John 15:13.

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