- 1 God’s Love For Us Is An Ultimate Love
- 1.1 Beginning of Holy Week
- 1.2 What is God’s definition of love?
- 1.3 How many times does God say he loves us in the Bible?
- 1.4 How does God show his love for us?
- 1.5 What is God’s perfect love?
- 1.6 Can anything separate us from the love of God?
- 1.7 Which is the greatest commandment?
- 1.8 What is the OPPOSITE OF GOD’S LOVE FOR US?
- 1.9 What Does the Bible Say about God’s Love for us?
- 2 In Closing on God’s Love for Us: What Does the Bible Say About God’s Love?
Do you know God’s love for you was shown when He sent His only son to the Cross to bear the wrath you deserve? What Does the Bible Say About God’s Love for us?
In all honesty, in today’s world, we throw around the word love casually to those around us…such as the following to our…
Now, I’m not saying that we don’t love our family, friends, vice versa, etc…I want you to think about ultimate love, Ok? The love I’m referring to is God’s love for us. Sweet friend, God is the only person who will never disappoint us! Do you realize there is nothing that will EVER separate us from God’s love for us!
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. Romans 5:8-9
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God’s Love For Us Is An Ultimate Love
The ultimate love of God’s love for us was God coming down from Heaven in the form of man which is Jesus Christ.
Jesus could have come off the cross! But you know what he chose NOT to. Even though he was mocked, ridiculed, and suffered tremendously! Jesus chose to stay on the cross to demonstrate God’s Love for Us!
For one will scarcely die for a righteous person, though perhaps for a good person, one would dare even to die. Romans 5:7
If you want to know the depth of God’s love for us you need to watch this short clip. I realize it’s hard to watch but it’s the reality of what actually happened. Nothing whatsoever is pretty about the Crucifixion of Jesus and there’s no way to show it except the way it was!
Beginning of Holy Week
As we meditate on the suffering that Jesus went through for us does it leave you in Breathtaking Awe? Does it leave you wondering how could Jesus EVER Love ME that much to go through all he went through for ME?
What is God’s definition of love?
Love of God can mean:
Either love for God or love by God. Love for God (philotheia) is associated with the concepts of worship, and devotions towards God…The Greek term agape is applied both to the love that human beings have for God and to the love that God has for man.
How many times does God say he loves us in the Bible?
The number of times the word “love” appears in the Bible varies from 514 to 810 times according to translations, as can be seen below: I’m not sure which version you use but this is the info I found in my research.
- 577 times – ASV
- 572 times – BBE
- 770 times – ESV
- 562 times – GWT
- 546 times – KJV
- 570 times – LITV
- 592 times -NHEB
- 681 times – NIV
- 810 times – NLT
- 590 times – WEB
- 514 times – YLT
How does God show his love for us?
God’s atoning love through Christ is the source of all our spiritual blessings. God loves us with Calling love. Another way God shows His love for us is by calling us out of the darkness of sin and into the light of fellowship with Him. God’s calling love is a promise to always be with us.
What is God’s perfect love?
Perfect love is Jesus, God wrapped in human flesh. Perfect Love goes to any length to save and any height to reach. Perfect Love calls the prisoner His brother, redeems him, and sets him free. Perfect Love is complete, all-consuming, with no traces of doubt in the power of the Holy One.
I simply can NOT fathom God’s love for us and there’s no greater love than this. I can say with all honesty we do not deserve God’s love, mercy, and grace! We deserve His wrath!
I want you to realize something! Jesus did NOT have to do that for ME, and he did NOT have to do it for YOU. Jesus Christ took the wrath he did NOT deserve for ALL of us, so he could love us!
The Savior of the world did NOTHING to deserve ANY of the pain he endured but willingly took God’s wrath on the Cross so YOU and I could be reconciled with God. That my Friends is ULTIMATE LOVE! God’s love for us the ultimate love!
Can anything separate us from the love of God?
I Pray the following verses, gives your spirit reassurance, the same way it does mine? To know without a doubt that nothing you and I ever do or don’t do for that matter will change God’s for us!
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers. Romans 8:38
Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39
Now, I am human and far from perfect. Being “PERFECT” apart from Jesus Christ is NOT possible! This is where His love comes in! I fail miserably and fall short every single day! You wanna know the amazing thing?
God Loves ME anyway! God Loves ME, in the middle of MY mess! Oh, how I do NOT deserve, the Love and Grace, he has shown to me! However, I am thankful for it nonetheless!
I used to believe, that I had to live “MY VERSION OF PERFECT,” for God to love me unconditionally!
What a lie that is Friends. The ONLY person who has EVER lived, a Perfect, Sin-Free life, is Jesus Christ himself.
Jesus is the ONLY one who EVER will. God’s love for us is a love we will never fully understand this side of eternity!
Which is the greatest commandment?
When asked which is the greatest commandment, the Christian New Testament depicts Jesus paraphrasing the Torah: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind,” before also paraphrasing a second passage; “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”
What is the OPPOSITE OF GOD’S LOVE FOR US?
Lies of the devil loves to remind us, of EVERYTHING we have done wrong, in our past, and throw it in our faces, as often as he can every day!
Satan is a deceiver and a liar and will try his best to convince our minds and hearts that God would or could NEVER Love us.
God would or could NEVER Love a low down Sinner, like you and I. Well, I am gonna put him Satan in his place right now, sweet friend!
Don’t take Angie’s word for it. Take God’s word as the Truth it is!! God’s grace is more than enough, don’t believe the lies!
What Does the Bible Say about God’s Love for us?
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
God shows his love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations. Deuteronomy 7:9
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ, by grace you have been saved. Ephesians 2:4-5
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God, and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 John 3:1
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:7-8
In this, the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. 1 John 4:9
In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:10
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John 4:11
The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; and will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. Zephaniah 3:17
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 1 John 4:16
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 1 John 4:18
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. Colossians 3:14
The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. Jeremiah 31:3
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. John 15:12
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
In Closing on God’s Love for Us: What Does the Bible Say About God’s Love?
If you’re looking for a special kind of love there is none no greater than the Ultimate Love: God’s Love for Us and if you find yourself doubting God’s Love for you…LOOK TO THE CROSS! The Bible reminds us of God’s love for us over and over again.
Spend some quality time reflecting on the Bible verses about God’s love for us today! These verses remind us of God’s unconditional love, that is given freely to us. God’s love is the only love that never falters and never fails. Take comfort that God truly loves you, now and forever!