• by Rev. Joseph A Bias

The Goodness And Love Of God

“Here in is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” 1 John 4:10

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.” 1 John 4:16

All love needs an object in which to express itself, but human love, because it is imperfect needs to be loved in return. God’s love is perfect in that, though it desires to be loved in return it is no less complete if those He loves do not love Him in return. His love is complete in the unique relationship of the Holy Trinity. The Father loves the Son and the Spirit. The Son loves the Father and the Spirit; The Spirit loves the Father and the Son.

Because we are created in the image and likeness of God our very DNA is imprinted with the need to be love and the capacity to love. But we are not perfect because of sin that separated us from one another, first from God and then from other human creation. It is then our life quest to fill the void created by that separation.

Those who are blessed to find and be united with their soul mates, their human companions for life are fortunate and blessed indeed, not only in their love for one another but in the multiplied gift of love of their children grand children great grandchildren and so on.

Those who are single in the body of Christ are fortunate also in that their need for love finds its fullest expression in walking closer to God the Father and Jesus Christ His Son our Lord by the power of the Holy Spirit, because they can devote themselves to caring for the things of God and be available for His service at all times. They are chosen vessels of God, set apart exclusively for His purpose.

“But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.” 2 Timothy 2:20

The most fortunate of us have been given friends and family beyond our natural brothers and sisters who care for us and love us unconditionally, and support us with their prayers and their fellowship as time permits. To this I can attest that God has richly blessed me.

Whether married or single we are all enriched and made complete by the love of God for us in Jesus Christ. Our love for others then, should reflect the love God has for us. In that, the circle of love is made complete, receiving, giving and receiving and giving and receiving and giving again and again.

All things motivated by love are motivated by God, because perfect love cannot be overcome. When love is the impetus for our worship, our giving, our praying, our caring, our healing, our teaching, our exhortation, our comfort and our counsel, then we are moving with God in all that we do and His love is multiplying the work of our hands with signs following, and we are receiving His ever increasing grace, provision, peace and love.

There is no fathoming the goodness and love of God.



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