1 John 3:1
See what [an incredible] quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! The reason that the world does not know (recognize, acknowledge) us is that it does not know (recognize, acknowledge) Him. (Amplified version)
God described the kind of Love he has towards us in Jeremiah 31: 3 ‘Yahweh appeared of old to me, [saying], Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you.’ This God kind of Love towards us is infinite, dependable, eternal, undying, persisting, perpetual, unceasing, and permanent. We need to understand the fact that God’s Love for us is before the foundation of the world and never fails. A lot of people judge God’s Love for them based on how deserving they feel of the Love of God. Friend, God is not mad at you. His Love is unshaken.
The bible declares that the Love of God has been bestowed, shown and demonstrated towards us by drawing us who were once alienated from God and the gift of grace. Hallelujah! We now have the identity of the father and are counted as children of God. This means, our past shame, disappointments has been taken away and replaced with newness in Christ Jesus. It’s a divine exchange through the Love of God.
WHAT CAN SEPARATE US FROM GOD’S LOVE?
Romans 8: 35-39
‘35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Could oppression, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 Even as it is written, “For your sake we are killed all day long. We were accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” 37 No, in all these things, we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.’
The Bible declares in Jeremiah 3:14b that God is married to us. Marriage shows commitment to a person. God says He has erased our past wrongdoings and given us His name and life. Our old life is gone, who He is and all that pertains to life and godliness is now ours through the covenant of His love to us. This Love can never be broken. The scriptures declare that His Love never fails.
Friend, there is nothing that could separate you and I from the Love of God. The reason is because God cannot deny Himself. The bible says God is Love. The nature of God is Love. Many people seem to think God doesn’t love them anymore because of some challenges and trials they are currently going through. The Love of God does not waver, it is consistent. He said, NOTHING has sufficient power to separate us from His Love. This means the Love of God is strong enough to bring you VICTORY in times of crisis. Nothing is more potent than God’s Love.
God’s Love, conquers all things. Therefore rejoice and be confident that He who began a good work in you is able to bring it to a completion.
For Further Study
Colossian 1: 21-22, Jeremiah 31:3
Personal declaration for the day
I know God loves me with an everlasting Love, therefore I am rest assured nothing will be able to separate me from His Love.
Questions for you to reflect on
Do you know the depth of God’s Love for you?
How has this Love been manifested in your life?