God Loves You John 15:13 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
Do you know how much God loves you? Paul says in Eph 3:19, “and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge…” Certainly there is much about the love of God that is beyond our knowledge. But there is also enough revealed truth about the love of God that you can and should know how much he loves you. It is certain that God loves you in the following capacities:
God loves you sacrificially – Jn 15:13 – He laid down his life for you and me. God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Jesus became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
God loves you unconditionally – Jn 3:16 – “whosoever believeth in him.” It makes no difference to God who you are. He wouldn’t tell you and me to love our enemies if he didn’t love his. Nor would he tell us to love him with all of our heart if he didn’t love us with all of his. He loved the rich young ruler who loved his money more than he loved God. And he loves you enough to save you.
God loves you paternally – 1 Jn 3:1 – behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God. Heb 12:6, for whom the Lord loveth he chaseneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. You get the idea sometimes that his scourging means that he doesn’t love you. To the contrary, it’s proof that he does. He said to the Laodiceans, “as many as I love, I rebuke and chasten.”
God loves you inseparably – Rom 8:38-39 nothing “shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” When we mess up in sin we surely feel the broken fellowship with God and we think that there is no way that God could still love us. But he does. That’s the remarkable thing about his love. It is truly inseparable.
God loves you impartially – Jn 11:5 – Jesus loved Martha, her sister and Lazarus. You would have the idea that Jesus loved Mary more than Martha since Mary had chosen that good part and Martha was careful and troubled about many things [Lk 10:38-42]. And we get the idea that the Lord surely loves some of his children more than he loves us. And that he loves us more than he loves “them.”
God loves you reciprocally – Jn 16:27 – that is, when you do something that manifests your love for God, he reciprocates your love. For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me. If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him. God loveth a cheerful giver.
God loves you exemplarily – Jn 13:34 – as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. If God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.
Conclusion: If you have not yet trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior after all that he has done for you, you should definitely receive him today. If you are already his child, you should take great comfort in God’s love for you, now that you know how much God loves you.