God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.John 3:16
I can imagine you didn’t even bother to check the anchor text because you know its ‘John 3:16’. It’s a scripture we all got to memorise and rightly so, we ought to hold it dear. The Father giving his son for me is proof of his love for us. Let’s see how the book of Romans says it “Rom.8.32 – He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” This is absolutely amazing. A God that loved you so much to give his son to die for you, will not become schizophrenic and act unloving or terribly towards you.
Eph.2.4 -5 – But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,-even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
The verse describes God’s love towards us as ‘Great ‘ God’s love for us is great, it’s beyond qualifying, and it’s eternal in its nature, he doesn’t love you today and hate you tomorrow, angry with you today and caring tomorrow. God is love, it is not just a character he possesses, it’s who He is.
Like it was said in the above paragraph that John 3:16 talks about God’s love, what we receive after believing in God but in this verse, we didn’t see what you become after believing; let’s check John 1:12, this verse explains that we are now sons of God, so God is our father. We have been adopted into His Family. When we think of “family” what comes to mind?
When you think of ” family”, “Love” comes to mind. A family is a place of acceptance where you’re free to be vulnerable. This shows how much God loves and cares about everything that concerns us. Now that we know God is our father we can confidently call him ABBA.
God’s love is forever and Everlasting. Isaiah 54:8-9 This verse of the Bible made it clear that God swore to never be angry at us, He swore to always lavish us with His love. God has taken his love beyond the realm of feelings, God had to swear to never get tired of loving us. The love of God is forever, God himself is LOVE.
God is committed to loving us even when we’re inconsistent, God’s love lasts forever. We are God’s family. So as believers we must walk in this consciousness of God’s love knowing He cares for us and everything that concerns us, We must also tend this love to people around us and people in the household of faith.
CONFESSION: I AM LOVED BY GOD , I AM GOD’S BELOVED AND I BEGIN TO WALK IN THIS CONSCIOUSNESS DAILY
Further reading: Ephesians 4:15-16