Topic: Be Conscious of God’s Love [TREM Devotional 23 October 2018]

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. John 3:16

Many believers do not understand that the love of God is power. When we talk of the love of God, we are not talking about maternal and paternal love which parents have for their children. It is not romantic love that people who love themselves express. Neither is it natural affection. We are talking about God’s kind of love. I have discovered that it is a heavy weapon. Many of us think we understand the love of God, but we don’t. You must spend time to meditate on God’s love.

John the beloved could not express it in writing; he says in John 3:16 “for God so loved the world…” In other words, this love can’t be fully expressed in words. It is beyond human understanding, how God would love the unlovable and the disqualified. That means, though I am not qualified, He still loves me. God’s love is favourably disposed to give. He cannot love without giving. Because He is love himself. He has no choice than to give to me.

According to the book of 1 John 4:9-10, God demonstrated His love by sending His only begotten Son to be the propitiation for our sins. He so loved us that He gave himself. If He could give himself, is it healing that He cannot give to you?

In the book of Romans 8:32, it is written: “He who spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all; how shall he not with him also freely give us all things.” What are you looking for? What is your desire? God’s love will release it to you.

What type of human being did He love? Unlovable sinners! When we were without strength, He died for us. How much more now that we have been reconciled. So how dare you count yourself out that you will not have a child? Because He loves you, you will not be denied anything good.

Further reading: John 3:14-21; 1 John 4:9-17

Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Jeremiah 1-2; Evening- 1 Timothy 3

 

Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.