Why the Love and Unchanging Commitment of God Matters

A lot of us know what it’s like to have doubts about God’s love for us. This question fo not require an explanation. It is natural for us to question God when his love doesn’t feel the way we expect it to. We often ask if God is even paying attention to us.

God’s love shows in many different ways. Paul, describing love through the Spirit, says,

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away (1 Cor.13:4-8).

The last verse here provides us something to understanding God’s love in a way that does not make us reject God with a feeling of anger and bitterness. “Love never ends.”

There is perhaps no other truth about God’s character that, when put on trial in our heart’s court, can stand the “love-test”again and again. The profound and incalculably valuable reality that God is committed to his people may be the most liberating and encouraging detail about the love of God in Scripture.

This is not to say that any other part of God’s character is “less than,” or less reliable, or that God’s commitment to us is more unchanging than, say, his mercy or compassion. But when we survey the emotional and spiritual ups and downs of our walk with Christ, and when we look at the redemption story, from Genesis to Revelation, one thing is absolutely certain: God is for his people.This cannot be questioned (Rom. 8:31).

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