You, my friend, are loved with an everlasting love and you absolutely HAVE to know about it! So you might have been wondering when I was going to talk about love. Well, today is the day that I felt moved to write about God's love for us. I'm not going to write much, because I think the Bible says it clear enough. So I'm going to show you just a few verses (trust me, there are A LOT! Feel free to pick up a Bible, you'll see what I mean) that describe God's love. Soak it in. Read each verse a few times and don't forget, God sent His only son to die on the cross for your sins...if that isn't love, I don't know what is.
John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." Notice it says, "world"...yeah that's how BIG His love is.
Romans 5:8 - "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Word.
Romans 8:37-39 - "But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 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." Seriously?! Yep, seriously...nothing can separate us from the love of God. Chew on that.
1 John 3:1 - "See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him." He calls us His children, He doesn't have to do that...but He does.
1 John 4:9-12 - " By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us." He loved us first. We didn't have to love Him first and He still saved us from our sin through Jesus. When we love, He lives in us.
Check out this song that I've heard a million times today (it's my favorite jam at the moment, no joke).
Group 1 Crew - His Kind of Love
If you want to listen to another song about God's love, check out Your Love Never Fails by Jesus Culture.
Say with me.. GOD LOVES ME WITH AN EVERLASTING LOVE.
Don't be shy, let's say it one more time...GOD LOVES ME WITH AN EVERLASTING LOVE.
If you ever feel unloved (which I hope you don't), say this to yourself, pick up your Bible, and feel the love.
In Him we find everlasting love.
Today's scripture for read-your-Bible-in-a-year-plan is John 16-18.