What kind of love has God given to us? God has given us many signs of His amazing love for us but it is still hard to comprehend. His love is so grand and so vast that we just can’t wrap our simple minds around the greatness that is God’s Love.
What Kind of Love has God Given?
The Bible teaches us that we are meant to be children of God but we were not born that way. We have all sinned against God and rejected His Will for our lives. Through His Son, Jesus, God save us from sin and death. Jesus died to make us children of God! We didn’t come to God, God came for us.
In Spite of Ourselves
The verses of 1 John 3:1-2 are a shocking example of the kind of love God has given to us. In spite of our rejection of Him, God desires to call us His children. Once we accept God’s love, we are called the children of God! It is truly incomprehensible that in spite of ourselves that God still loves us!
What makes this gift of love even more incredible is that God, Himself, paid the price for it. God sent His only Son, Jesus, to pay the price for our sins against Him. All God wants in return is our love, true repentance and relationship. It is the most selfless love there ever has been or ever will be!
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.
Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.1 John 3:1-2 (ESV)
The Promise within God’s Love
God doesn’t only promise to bring us into His family, He promises that we will we will be like Him. When we accept this gift of love, His children are promised His likeness.
Though we are called children of God now, we still sin and our bodies fail. However, through God’s return is a promise that we will be made whole and will no longer sin or become old or sick. It is then when we will finally be able to walk with God as it was intended to be all along.
So, What Kind of Love has God Given to Us?
Clearly, God has given us undying, unhindered love! He has given us a love so amazing and divine that our human, worldly minds cannot fully comprehend it. But His love can be found in the words written in His Word. It is there in every single word, in every single verse, of every single chapter and in every book of the Bible.