True Love

God’s love cannot be described in human terms. When we go back to Psalm 119:15, contemplating His ways takes us into a realm of limitlessness. There are several verses that come to mind. The first is Psalm 103:7. It’s a verse I have often pondered over. It says, “He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.”

I love Romans 11:33 which says, “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!” There we have it. No matter how much we contemplate His ways, we won’t find an end to them. Hebrews 7:16 was written about Jesus. It says, “Who has come…according to the power of an endless life.”

Endless life. He is from eternity to eternity. Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Verse 26 says that we are made in His image. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, “…He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”

God’s love has no limits. Here is a surprising verse. Psalm 78:40 says that the children of Israel provoked the Lord and grieved Him. Verse 41 says, “Yes, again and again they tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.” 

How do we limit God? Ephesians 1:13 says that when we believe His gospel for salvation, that we are sealed with the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 4:30 says, “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” Verses 31 and 32 explained how we can grieve Him.

They say, “Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” Couple these two verses with 1 John 2:10. It says, “He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him.”

The above set of verses are God’s way. They are His prescription for health. When we violate them, we put our health in jeopardy. Proverbs 3:8 says that when we trust in the Lord, acknowledge Him in all our ways, and we fear Him, “It will be health to our flesh and strength to our bones.”Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…”

Here is the crux of the matter. When we live experientially in God’s love for us, we will desire to care for our bodies which is His temple. He dwells in us to empower us to follow His ways. That desire will keep us from sinning against His love for us and for others. 1 John 5:2 says, “By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments.”

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