“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”1 Corinthians 2:9
No man can love God save that he has received and accepted the love God has for him first. This Love that God commends and demonstrates to us is without favoritism or sentiments.
God’s love is Agape love. It’s sacrificial and unconditional.
Paul puts it succinctly in Romans 2:11, “For there is no respect of persons with God.”
Let’s state this unequivocally: God has no respect of persons. No favoritism. His love does not increase nor reduce based on our performance.
But we have a responsibility to respond to His love and reciprocate it back to Him.
The only thing that can satisfy a heart of love is love itself.
You see, our position in Christ is secured by His love for us but our experience of Christ is based on our love for Him.
Jesus asked Peter in the last chapter of the book of John: “lovest thou me more than these?”
Many love the Lord for what they can get from Him. After the miracle of catching fish, Jesus wanted to know if Peter loved Him more than the catch.
Let me ask you, if the Lord does no other miracle or no other good in your life, or that your prayer remains unanswered will you still love Him?
Once while preaching I said this by inspiration ‘what if all your needs are met will you still need God?’
Take a moment to think this through.
Love is a verb not a noun. Love is active. It’s never passive.
How much do you love the Lord? What sacrifices are you willing to make for Him? How far are you willing to go?
Love is evidenced by actions.
There are scriptures that show us that our love for God determines a lot that happens in our lives. God loves us all equally but our love for Him separates men into categories.
There are things prepared for those who love God. Your love for God is what connects you with your inheritance.
One other scripture that talks about the blessings of loving God is Romans 8:28:
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
We usually quote this scripture loosely. All things work together for the good of them that love God not just everyone.
How hot is your love for God?
I pray for you today that God will baptize you afresh with the Spirit of love. Amen!
Dear Father, I thank you for filling my heart with your love. I’m humbled by the greatness of your love and immensity of your grace towards me. I walk in the consciousness of your great love for me today and always. I take every opportunity given to me to fully express the love of Christ that is shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Ghost to those around me and in my sphere of contact in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
1 Samuel 29:1-31:13