The Bible talks a great deal about Godâ€™s love. And when Scriptures talk about Godâ€™s love, itâ€™s mostly in superlatives. John 3:16 says God so loved that He sent His one and only Son to ensure manâ€™s full redemption from the doom of hell. What no amount of human sacrifices can achieve, Christ secured for us once for all on the cross. By placing our full trust in Christâ€™s finished work, we all enter into this love relationship. Forever redeemed, forever experiencing the love of God. This is the best thing that can ever happen to a lost sinner.
Godâ€™s love is unlimiting.
Human love can be suffocating at times. It can be demanding or restricting. At times, we love someone so much, we begin to fear and worry. Overprotection sets in, we donâ€™t want them getting hurt. Jealousy and insecurity may surface; we donâ€™t want to lose them.
Godâ€™s love is unlimiting. It is in fact liberating. Those who donâ€™t understand think Christianity is boring and rigid. They have the idea that in this â€œreligion”, people donâ€™t get to be and do a lot of things. Â But the Bible shows us differently. In true Christianity is freedom. There is liberty. We become free and enabled to do right. We donâ€™t need to be sinful all the time, we donâ€™t have to do succumb to wrong pleasures each time temptation comes. Once, we had great tendencies for evil and wrongness. Now, as children of God we are empowered by the Holy Spirit for right and fruitful living.
Godâ€™s love is unlimiting. It unleashes the strength and grace of God in our lives. We find endurance to press on towards fulfilling our goals. We find wisdom in making right directions and pursuits. We learn to put our efforts into what is worthwhile and we get to experience satisfying joy, not just in achieving but in the journey itself.
God says His plans for us are for our welfare and not for evil, to give us a hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11) In love, He works all things for our good. (Romans 8:28) Sometimes, the present doesnâ€™t seem to be turning out well but while the end remains hidden from sight, we can trust Godâ€™s love in the process.
Godâ€™s love is relentless.
While some debate the idea that we can call Godâ€™s love as reckless, thereâ€™s no doubt that His love is relentless. We understand the reckless love doesnâ€™t consider the risks. It is not cautious. It is not deterred by danger or loss. Reckless love jumps right in no matter what. Indeed, Godâ€™s love may be somewhat like that. But on a whole, reckless love is a far term to describe Godâ€™s love. Reckless bears a primary usage and meaning of â€œheedless of danger or the consequences of one’s actions; rash or impetuous.”
Godâ€™s love is nothing like that. In eternity past, He has counted the cost. He has foreseen the danger and the consequence. He has deliberately and committedly set His love toward us. In Luke 22:39-46, we gain insight into how painful and agonizing it was for the triune God to face separation for the first time. The sin of the world was to be laid upon Christ and the Father had to look away as the full weight of our sin was placed upon Him. That was far from a reckless kind of love.
Relentless love is unceasingly intense. It is persistent and continuing. It is unstoppable. Â It does not allow itself to be hindered. It is defiant in a sense that it will cross boundaries to provide what is beneficial for its object of love. It is unsparing in a sense that it will give whatever is necessary for the benefit of its object of love. Relentless love is thoughtful love. It is deliberate. It counts the cost and takes intelligent account of what is necessary to achieve the highest good for the object of its love.
Godâ€™s love is relentless. Â It is non-stop. â€œOne Thing” by Jesus Culture articulates it quite well. The message says, â€œYour love never fails. It never gives up. It never runs out on me.” The rest of the song lyrics say:
Higher than the mountains that I face
Stronger than the power of the grave
Constant through the trial and the change
One thing remains. This one thing remains
Your love never fails, and never gives up
It never runs out on me
Because on and on and on and on it goes
Before it overwhelms and satisfies my soul
And I never, ever, have to be afraid
One thing remains. This one thing remains.
Be encouraged with the truth of this song today.