The power of God’s love is unchangeable, unstoppable, and indescribable. The truth about His love lies in His Word–and in His character. His love is truly amazing!
What God’s Love Does for Us
The best way I can describe what God’s love does for us is to share what He says in His Word. Here are only a few of those:
“He showed me the wonders of his love,” (Psalm 31:21, NIV).
“Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies,” (Psalm 36:5).
“How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!” (Psalm 36:7, NIV).
“By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life,” (Psalm 42:8, NIV).
“But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble,” (Psalm 59:16, NIV).
“But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness,” Psalm 86:15, NIV).
“When I said, ‘My foot is slipping,’ your unfailing love, Lord, supported me,” (Psalm 94:18, NIV).
“For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations,” (Psalm 100:5, NIV).
“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him,” (Psalm 103:11, NIV).
“The Lord watches over all who love him,” (Psalm 145:20), NIV.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life,” John 3:16, NIV).
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another,” (John 13:34, NIV).
“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another,” (John 13:35, NIV).
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us,” Romans 5:8, NIV).
“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved,” (Ephesians 2:4-5, NIV).
“So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God,” Ephesians 3:17-19, NIV).
“At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,” (Titus 3:3-5, NIV).
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him,” (1 John 3:1, NIV).
“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love,” (1 John 4:8, NIV).
“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another,” (1 John 4:10-11, NIV).
The Power of God’s Love
God’s love can turn
revenge into mercy,
hatred into forgiveness,
anger into patience, and
fear into faith.
God’s love can change
pride into humility,
selfishness into generosity,
despair into hope, and
hostility into peace.
-Rebecca Barlow Jordan
*You might also enjoy this blog post I wrote called, Love is Something You Are.
My Personal Prayer for You
Lord, when others describe You as a God who hates, teach us the truth about Your character. What You hate is sin, not those who sin. You hate wrongdoing, injustice, and anything that is contrary to Your Word. But You are love, itself. You love us even when we are unlovely. Thank You for Jesus’ death on the Cross, who paid for our sins with His own life. Thank You for giving us a pattern for love, and a picture of it in Your Word. Daily, you bless us with Your love. Thank you that Your love truly heals. Help us to love truth, goodness, righteousness, like You. And help us to love one another–as You have loved us. Forgive us when we act contrary to Your love and to Your Word. Thank You for what Your love does for us! Fill us with Yourself. How we need more of You, Lord!
It’s Your Turn
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