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3/31/2009

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God's Love Is His Choice

"The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers…." (Deuteronomy 7:7-8a)

Question: Why does God love us?
Answer: Because He loves us.

Does that sound like the correct answer to the question? Do you think your teacher would count that answer right if you wrote it on a test? The truth is, that is the right answer to the question, according to Deuteronomy 7. God told His special people, the nation of Israel, that He loved them simply because He had chosen to love them.

God has also chosen to love us, even if we are not Jews. John 3:16 tells us that God loved the world--everyone. Romans 5:8, which was written both to Jews and Gentiles (non-Jews), says that God displayed His love for us while we were still sinners. How did God display His love? He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die in our place.

Why should God love us? The answer to that question does not really have anything to do with us. God did not love us because we were attractive or because we were loveable. He did not love us because there was anything we could do for Him. He chose to love us, knowing we were helpless, lost sinners. There was nothing we could give Him in return. He chose to love us because He is God, and it is His nature to love. Out of His great love, He gave His Son's precious blood to redeem us. Once we are His children, we can be sure that nothing will ever separate us from His love. His love is unchanging, everlasting, a love that never fails.

Where would we be today if it were not for the wonderful love of God? If God had not loved us, there would be no hope of salvation. Isn't that a reason to thank Him every day of our lives for His gracious choice to love us?

God's love for us was His choice because His nature is Love.

My Response:
» Have I accepted the gift of God's love--salvation in Jesus Christ?
» Do I thank God for His wonderful love?
» Do I try to share that love with others?






Truth In Real Life


Description of God

The Lord Mighty in Battle
Psalm 24:8 "Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle."

 

Question & Answer

QHas God left off being gracious to His people Israel?

ANo. Romans 11:1 – I [Paul] say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

 

BIG Christian Word

Atonement - (a-tone'ment)

The atonement is the work Christ did in his life and death to earn our salvation. It was not necessary for God to save any people at all. God's love for us and the justice of God were the cause of the atonement. (John 3:16) "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."