The Love of God
Do you know that you cannot keep God from loving you? You can reject His love, but you cannot keep Him from loving you. ...you can raise the umbrella of indifference or the umbrella of sin or the umbrella of rebellion so that you won't experience God's love, but you cannot keep Him from loving you. ~J. Vernon McGee
Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry.
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.
~"The Love of God" by Frederick M. Lehman
|Nothing can separate us from His love:||"Nay, in all these things
we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I
am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to
come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be
able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ
Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:37-39).
|Loves us forever:||"I have loved thee with
an everlasting love" (Jeremiah 31:3).
"Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood," (Revelation 1:5).
|Will never forsake us:||"...he hath said, I will never leave
thee, nor forsake thee." (Hebrews 13: 5).
|First loved us:||"We love Him, because He first loved
us" (1 John 4:19).
|Comforts us:||"I will not leave you comfortless: I
will come to you" (John 14:18).
"...Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God" (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).
|Demonstrated His love by the cross:||"For God so loved the world, that he
gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).
"Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins" (1 Jn. 4:10).
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).
|Has forgiven all our sins:||"And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world." (I John 2:2).
"I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake." (I John 2:12)
|Everlasting consolation through grace:||"Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself,
and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given
us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace" (2 Thessalonians
|Makes us complete:||"And ye are complete in him" (Colossians
|Accepts us:||"...he hath made us accepted in the
beloved" (Ephesians 1:6).
|Places us in Christ:||"And hath raised us up together, and
made us sit together in 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 through Christ Jesus" (Eph.
|Cares for us:||"Casting all your care upon him; for
he careth for you" (1 Peter 5:7).
|Is gentle with us:||"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd:
he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his
bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young" (Isaiah
|Has compassion on us:||"He healeth the broken in heart, and
bindeth up their wounds" (Psalm 147:3).
|Is merciful and kind:||"But after that the kindness and love
of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness
which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us,
by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost"
|A great love:||"But God, who is rich in mercy, for
his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead
in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye
are saved;)" (Ephesians 2:4, 5).
"...he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing" (Zephaniah 3:17).
|Keep us eternally secure:||"And I give unto them eternal life;
and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them
out of my hand" (John 10:28).
Info compiled by D. M. Williams
Exit & Support Network™
"This love holds nothing, nothing back, but, in a manner which no human mind can fathom, makes you one with itself. O wondrous love! to love us even as the Father loved Him, and to offer us this love as our everyday dwelling." ~ Andrew Murray (1828-1917), Abide in Christ, p. 143.