Summary: There is no love like the love God has for us!
“No Greater Love”
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”[a]
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I believe that one can only understand the love of God when it's weighed against the predicament of man
In other words you can't really get happy about what God has done or even make an attempt at trying to comprehend the breadth and length, the depth and the height of His love unless you understand just how bad off you really were
We're talking about what in the words of Whitney Houston would be known as "The Greatest love of all."
And see Great love doesn't earn that type of classification when it's given from a person who releases it under the conditions that everyone else adheres to and has the limits and boundaries that everyone else has
but Great love or the greatest love is the type of love that when given, breaks the condition code, and knows no boundaries on the extent of it's fulfillment
And it has the authority, the ability and the assignment to do something that no one can and has done for a person, and more pointedly, a person in which by human standards doesn't deserve to receive it
It is the type of love that loves so hard that your worse is completely overshadowed by the power of what that love has the ability to do to bring out your best
Because in a real sense when we are at our worse the world decides if they can love us or not, but this type of love that comes from God makes a decision to not let who we are dictate who He is and what HE wants to do
Because the truth is that if the Bible tells us in 1 John 4:8 that God is love, then that means for Him to withhold love from anyone for any reason would be outside of His nature
So our nature may have caused us to make a few bad decisons but HIS response is love,
Our nature caused us to play around with God and waist a good portion of our life ignoring Him and taking HIS blessings for granted but His response is love
Our nature is that we were born in sin and shaped in iniquity and even after being washed in the blood, and still wrestling with some sins and not always giving the best presentation of a Christian, His response is still love
And See this truth about God messes with our concept and our ideology of what we feel it takes to be loved,
because we've been trained that it starts with a good perception of who we are, what condition we're in and how appealing we've made ourselves to the one whome we're trying to get to love us
In otherwords after we've done our part, our mindset is a confident one in which we feel how can someone not love us after all we have to offer, and all we we have to give, and all of the sacrifice and right things we have done to appeal to them
I mean we get so arrogant that we say things like somebody would die to have me, or someone like me, because I'm worth all that, I've got the total package, I've worked on myself and now I'm a good catch
But see that whole cycle of love is twisted and dishonest, because you can make someone believe that you are something that you're not and gain their love
But there are no secrets from God, everything about you from the inside out, is exposed and laid before Him, and so He knows exactly what He's getting when it comes to you