Summary: In the beginning of all beginnings, God created everything for the object of His love.... MAN. God is Love, infinite Love, and has been Love from all eternity. His love has never changed.
Philippians3:10That I may know Him,
and the power of His resurrection,
and the fellowship of His sufferings,
being made conformable unto His death;
2peter1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
3According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
In the beginning of all beginnings,
God created everything for the object of His love....
God is Love, infinite Love, and has been Love from all eternity.
His love has never changed. True love for another comes from within Him and goes out from Him to us as the object of His love.
Therefore, God’s glorious love surrounds MAN and over MAN. With MAN. In MAN.
John3:16 speaks about it.
Genesis1: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
I- GOD OVER US
Genesis 28:15 - "I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land.
I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."
This is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob during which that time had spoken to His covenanted people, to special, chosen people...
He can only express His love to them, who will respond to Him...
Deuteronomy 7:7-9 tells us, “The LORD did not set His affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. But it was because the LORD LOVED you and kept the oath He swore to your forefathers that He brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commands.”
God chose the nation of Israel to be the people through whom Jesus Christ would be born—the Savior from sin and death (John 3:16).
God first promised the Messiah after Adam and Eve’s fall into sin (Genesis chapter 3). God later confirmed that the Messiah would come from the line of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Genesis 12:1-3).
Jesus Christ is the ultimate reason why God chose Israel to be His special people. God did not need to have a chosen people, but He decided to do it that way. Jesus had to come from some nation of people, and God chose Israel.
II- GOD WITH US
1- In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2- The same was in the beginning with God.
3- All things were made by Him: and without Him was made nothing that was made.
4- In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
5- And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
12- But as many as received Him, He gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in His name.
13- Who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we saw His glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
John 14:16And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever;
17Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive,
because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him:
but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you!
III- GOD WITHIN US:
In the beginning of the Scriptures was, Genesis 1:1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
In the beginning of John’s Gospel was, John 1:1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2The same was in the beginning with God.