THE FATHER’S LOVE
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.1 John 3:1
Even though God is shown to be the omnipotent Creator and ruling authority who must be revered, He also describes Himself as a loving Father. That title teaches several truths that give us clarity and insight into God’s character and plan for mankind. Infact, part of the revelation that Jesus the Christ brought, that staggered the religious circle of His days was calling God Father. They said He blasphemed.
“ I and my Father are one. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?” John 10:30-32
Now lets read the verse 33 “The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.”
They hated the fact that He was calling God His Father. And what they don’t know Is that Fatherhood is love. They didn’t realize that if the One whom Jesus is calling Father had not been love, Abba indeed, there should be no need for Jesus to be on earth at that time to die for the sins of the whole human race.
We see the love of God most clearly in that he gave himself to us in his Son, through which God gave us the most enthralling, beautiful, and eternally satisfying experience possible, that is, the knowledge and enjoyment of God Himself.
God’s love for us is unconditional. God doesn’t love us because of some virtue we possess. God loves us because that’s his nature. That’s who he is. Nothing we do or don’t do would change how he loves us. The Father’s love is not a concept or theory, it’s a truth that must be lived, we must come into the fullness of the Father’s love. We must embrace this truth and let it fill us.
Further Reading: Luke 11:11-13, John 15:9-23
Confession- I am eternally loved by God, I am full of the consciousness of God’s love for. Nothing can separate me from the love of my father.