Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Love of God

Since today is Valentine's Day, I think it appropriate to suggest that each of us not only consider the love we have for some special individual but that we consider the love that God has for us. While there are many passages of scripture that could be used that speak of this love, this one is perhaps my favorite (at this moment!).

"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?" (Romans 8:32)

Often before reading this verse I will ask the question, "Out of all people that ever lived, who do you think God loves the most?" The answer among those who are reflective is that he loves his Beloved Son, Jesus Christ more than anyone else. I then ask if anything in this universe could be more important to God than His Son. The answer inevitably comes that there isn't. Paul's logic is perfect--if God delivered up That which he loves more than anything else for our sakes, why would He then hesitate to gives us anything or hold anything back from us? Truly, we can trust that God will never short us any blessings, opportunities, dominion, power, or anything else. To do so would lesson the value of what He has already given us in His Son. Truly, God so loved the world.

1 comment:

NM said...

This is an excellent post Andrew =D

The arguement is from the greater to the lesser: we know that God is for us, because of the love that He has for His Son...

Mr. John Piper (a reformed evangelical theologian) speaks of this subject here entitled, 'God Did Not Spare His Own Son'...