What do you know about the love of God? You may think, “I know all about it,” but today’s devotional will give you much to think on and much to rejoice in. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
I John 4:10
1 John 4:10 English Standard Version (ESV)
10 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.
I John 4:10
“I have often said that, if God is kind to you, it is a great thing; if God thinks of you, that is a great thing; if God blesses you, that is a great thing; but if he loves you, — ah! that is an almost unspeakable honor and joy, yet it is true…. He loves you as much as if there were no other person in the whole universe, as if you stood alone with the eye of Jehovah fixed upon you, and the whole heart of Jehovah wrapping you round about in its divine folds of affection…. Yea, more, if he loves you now, he always did love you; he has loved you with an everlasting love, — loved you ere yonder stars began to let their light shine down among the sons of men. Before he had fixed the universe upon the huge pillars of his almighty power, he loved you, and your names were graven upon the palms of his hands, yea, upon his heart; and he will love you when this great earth and sun and moon and stars shall have passed away. As a moment’s foam dissolves into the wave that bears it, and is lost forever, so shall the material creation pass away; but God shall still love you even as he loves his only-begotten Son, forever and forever.”
|[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1897), p. 544]