Summary: How great and marvelous is the continual demonstration of God’s love for you. He demonstrates His love for you in so many ways.
God’s Demonstrative Love
At times many struggle with the fact that God loves them. God says, “I love you.” To which the reply echoes, “How do you love me?” “I love you more than your mind can even begin to comprehend. I demonstrate that love in so many ways but the greatest demonstration of my love for you was upon a hill called Golgotha.” How great and marvelous is the continual demonstration of God’s love for you. He demonstrates His love for you...
I. By Dying for Us
A. Romans 5:7-8 “For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
B. It is an unusual occurrence, an event which is all that we can hope for from the highest human benevolence and the purest friendship that one would be willing to die for a good man. There are none who would be willing to die for a man who was seeking to do us injury, to calumniate our character, to destroy our happiness or our property. – Barnes
C. John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this that one lay down his life for his friends.”
D. It was not good men Christ died to save but sinners, not God’s friends but men at enmity with him. (Barclay, W: The Daily Study Bible Series. The Westminster Press or Logos) To be willing to die for a friend is one thing but to die for those who hate and despise you is quite another.
E. Christ in demonstrating His great love died for those caught up in the sin of homosexuality, for rapists and child molesters. He died for drunken fathers and mothers. He died for the prostitutes and drug addicts. He died for the business men, politicians, police officers, factory workers, farmers, the military, housewives, den mothers, doctors, nurses, teachers, and students. He died for you and me. He did so because He loves you and me. He died for us out of love for us. He died to deliver us from the bondage and penalty of our sinfulness.- copied
F. John 3:16”For God so loved the world that he gave hid only begotten son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
G. British pastor Joseph Parker was asked, "Why did Jesus choose Judas to be one of His disciples?" He thought deeply about the question for a while but could not come up with an answer. He said that he kept running into an even more baffling question: "Why did He choose me?"
That's a question that has been asked throughout the centuries. When people become painfully aware of their sin and are overcome with guilt, they cry out to Jesus for mercy. In joyous wonder they experience the truth that God loves them, that Jesus died for them, and that they are forgiven of all their sins. It's incomprehensible!
I too have asked, "Why me?" I know that the dark and sinful deeds of my life were motivated by a heart even darker, and yet God loved me! (Romans 5:8). I was undeserving, wretched, and helpless, yet He opened His arms and His heart to me. I could almost hear Him whisper, "I love you even more than you loved your sin."