The Love of God

Some biblical quotations that talks about His Love:

1. WHAT is God declared to be?
“God is love.” 1 John 4:16.

2. How great is God’s love for the world?
“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.

3. In what act especially has God’s love been manifested?
“In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.” 1 John 4:9.

4. In what does God delight?
“Who is a God like unto Thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He retaineth not His anger forever, because He delighteth in mercy.” Micah 7:18.

5. How are His mercies continually manifested?
“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.” Lam. 3:22,23.

6. Upon how many does God bestow His blessings?
“He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matt. 5:45.

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7. What did Jesus say of the one who loves Him?
He that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself unto him.” John 14:21.

8. Into what relationship to God does His love bring us?
“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.” 1 John 3:1. 

9. How may we know that we are the sons of God?
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. . . . The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.” Rom. 8:14-16.

10. How is the love of God supplied to the believer?
“And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” Rom. 5:5.

11. In view of God’s great love to us, what ought we to do?
“Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.” 1 John 4:11.

12. With what measure of love should we serve others?
“Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down His life for us: andwe ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.” 1 John 3:16.

13. What exhortation is based upon Christ’s love for us?
“And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savor.” Eph. 5:2.

14. Upon what ground does God’s work for sinners rest?
“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;) and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” Eph. 2:4-6. See Titus 3:5,6.

15. In what other way is God’s love sometimes shown?
“For whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth.” Heb. 12:6.

16. In view of God’s great love, what may we confidently expect?
“He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” Rom. 8:32.

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17. What is God’s love able to do for His children?
“Nevertheless the Lord thy God would not harken unto Balaam; but the Lord thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because the Lord thy God loved thee.” Deut. 23:5.

18. When men appreciate God’s love, what will. they do?
“How excellent is Thy loving-kindness, O God! therefore the children of menput their trust under the shadow of Thy wings.” Ps. 36:7.

19. How enduring is God’s love for us?
“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee.” Jer. 31:3.

20. Can anything separate the true child of God from the love of God?
“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.” Rom. 8:38,39.

21. Unto whom will the saints forever ascribe praise?
“Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His
own blood, . . . to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever.” Rev. 1:5,6.


There’s a wideness in God’s mercy,
Like the wideness of the sea;
There’s a kindness in His justice,
Which is more than liberty.

There is welcome for the sinner,
And more graces for the good;
There is mercy with the Saviour;
There is healing in His blood.

For the love of God is broader
Than the measure of man’s mind,
And the heart of the Eternal
Is most wonderfully kind.

If our love were but more simple,
We should take Him at His word;
And our lives would be all sunshine
In the sweetness of our Lord.


Love of God: Is the Creator a God of Love?
Is there such a thing as the “Love of God?” Is the Creator a God of love? Or is He an angry God? Is He passive and complacent? Or has He revealed His demeanor at all? Christians believe in a God of Love. They feel as though God has proved His love towards man through the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ, who suffered upon the cross as a propitiation for our sins. Truly, to die for another is proof of your love. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13). However, does Christ represent God in His death upon the cross? Did Jesus even die upon a cross? Did He even exist as an historical figure at all? Or is He merely a myth — a good story about a good man?

Love of God: His Love Revealed
Christians claim Jesus Christ reveals the Love of God. Did Christ even exist upon the earth? John Murray, president of the American Atheist Society is quoted as saying this about the historicity of Christ, “There was no such person in the history of the world as Jesus Christ. There was no historical, living, breathing, sentient being by that name. Ever. The Bible is a fictional, non-historical narrative. The myth is good for business.” (Life Magazine, December 1994, “Who was He?” pgs. 67-82). However, millions of believers claim He did, and still does, exist. So, what did history actually record? According to the testimony of ancient historical authorities such as Cornelius Tacitus andFlavius Josephus it seems that perhaps Murray may be mistaken. Both men independently documented the crucifixion of a Jesus Christ in the 1st century AD. These men, both living during the 1st century, are accepted historical authorities outside the Bible. In addition to their accounts and those of the New Testament writers, the Jews themselves have documented in their writings the execution of a Jesus in the 1st century as an historical event.

Love of God: His Love Foretold
The death of this man Jesus Christ does not demonstrate the Love of God, unless He was indeed the Son of God. If Christ were a mere man executed for crimes against the state, this has nothing at all to do with God. Once again, we must look towards historical accounts for validation. The Old Testament, written over a period of more than 1500 years, was finished approximately 400 years before Christ. The earliest known copies to survive the ravishment of time date to approximately 200 years before Christ (the Dead Sea Scrolls). Much of the Old Testament claims to foretell the coming of Christ. There are over 300 prophecies concerning a coming Messiah who would die for the redemption of mankind, proving God’s love towards fallen man. Jesus Christ fulfilled these prophecies completely and consistently. In fact, Christ fulfilled over 30 prophecies alone on the day of His murder. These predictions were incredibly detailed and accurate, including the form of his execution and even His last words (Psalm 22).

For an example of this stunning foresight, the Book of Daniel (chapter 9, verse 25) foretells the very day Christ would enter Jerusalem before his trial and crucifixion. The prophecy states: 69 weeks of years (69 x 7 = 483 years) would pass from the decree to rebuild Jerusalem, until the coming of the Messiah. (This is according to the Babylonian 360-day calendar, as Daniel was written in Babylon during the Jewish captivity.) Thus, 483 years x 360 days = 173,880 days. According to records found by Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson in the Shushan (Susa) Palace, and confirmed in Nehemiah 2:1, this decree was made on March 14th, 445 BC, by Ataxerxes Longimanus. Exactly 173,880 days later, on April 6th, 32 AD, Jesus Christ rode into Jerusalem upon a colt (fulfilling Zechariah 9:9). The world celebrates this day as Palm Sunday. Four days later, Christ was murdered upon the cross, and three days after His death, He rose from the dead. After showing Himself to His disciples, admonishing them to persevere despite persecution from this wicked world, He ascended into Heaven to await the end of this age.

Love of God: His Love Manifested Through His Only Begotten Son
Jesus Christ is the Love of God. “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 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 John 4:9-10).

 

WHAT DO YOU THINK? – We have all sinned and deserve God’s judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, “Jesus is Lord,” you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.

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