God’s unfailing love for us is an objective fact affirmed over and over in the Scriptures. It is true whether we believe it or not. Our doubts do not destroy God’s love, nor does our faith create it. It originates in the very nature of God, who is love, and it flows to us through our union with His beloved Son. ~ Jerry Bridges God is Love, and the Apostle Paul gave us an excellent description of Him. He told us that love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way.
Love is not irritable or touchy. Love does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. Love is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out. If you love someone you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him. All the special gifts and powers from God will someday come to an end, but love goes on forever. There are three things that remain -- faith, hope, and love -- and the greatest of these is love.
God's love for us is unconditional and undeserved. He loves us in spite of our disobedience, our weakness, our sin, and our selfishness. He loves us enough to provide a way to an abundant, eternal life. From the cross Christ cried out, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they are doing. " If God loved those who are sinners that much, can you imagine how much He loves us -- His children through faith in Christ and who seeks to please Him? We must stop beating ourselves up when we miss the mark, and we must stop thinking that if we mess up that we are going to be sent to hell.
Now don’t get it twisted, that doesn’t mean we can do whatever we want to do and take God’s love for granted. NO not at all, but Romans 8:1 says that there is therefore now no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. What this is saying is that if we are not doing the things of the world, the things that our flesh can sometimes yearn to do, but we are allowing the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us, then we are not condemned because we have Jesus!
A your kids do something and you confront them and they admit to their wrong and apologize for what they did. Do you hold a grudge against them or do you let it go when they apologized? (some of us do hold it against them for days, even weeks! Stop holding stuff against your kids, they’re human, they make mistakes too) We have to do what God does! He forgives us and lets it go, so we have to stop condemning ourselves and let stuff go! Learn to receive God’s love! It’s free, it doesn’t cost you anything!!! Romans 8:37-39 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.
And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God. who loved me and gave himself for me. Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations, Ephesians 2:4-5 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace we have been saved 1 John 4:9-11 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
In this is love, not that we have 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. Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. John 13:34-35 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. 1 John 4:7-8 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. Psalm 136:26 Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.
Peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Psalm 86:15 But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. John 3:1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Romans 5:2-5 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.