by Andrew Wells
To further improve in our love walk…
#2) We must understand the love we have been given.
The love of God is Power to Sacrifice, Redeem, and Resurrect. To understand love is to understand the heart of the Father.
Through scripture, what can we begin to understand about the love of God?
a. There is no greater love (power). John 15:13 says, "Greater love has no
one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." 1 John 4:9-10 reads,
"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the
world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but
that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins."
b. It is a perfect love. Perfect means entirely without fault or defect,
satisfying all requirements, lacking nothing. By virtue of its perfection, God’s
love is completely trustworthy and dependable. We can put all our eggs in this
basket! 1 John 4:18 says, "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out
fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made
perfect in love."
c. Ephesians 3:17-19… "And I pray that you, being
rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s
holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the
fullness of God."
d. Romans 8:35-39 reads: "Who shall separate us
from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or
nakedness or danger or sword? … No, in all these things we are more than
conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor
life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any
powers, 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