What Does God Love?
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I was reading in Psalms 37, and there was a line that says “For the Lord loves justice”… and I thought how cool is it that the word directly told us what God loves.
I thought it would be fun and instructive for us to find out if there are any more places in the bible that tell us directly what God loves.
If God loves it, maybe we should too. And we know from Psalm 107 that God's steadfast love endures forever. It never ends or changes so he must still love today those things he said he loves back then.
Psalm 36:7 How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
THE WORLD John 3:16
16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
The world, meaning the people he created in His image. Mankind
1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us.
If God loves the people he created, then I think we must do the same.
Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
CHEERFUL GIVER 2 Corinthians 9:7
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
JUSTICE Psalm 37:28
For the Lord loves justice; he will not forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.
It was God’s justice that put Jesus to death. Because the only way we could be Justified is if the penalty for our transgressions were paid for. The requirement of the law must be fulfilled. And it was in Jesus.
Listen to what we will pay if we do not receive this amazing free gift from God.
2 Thessalonians 1:8-9
dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,
So we should love that God is just. He doesn't just let the sin go undealt with. If he did he would be unjust. He is even going to justly deal with all the wicked things of this world.
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
RIGHTEOUSNESS Psalm 11:7
For the Lord is righteous; he loves righteous deeds; the upright shall behold his face.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Proverbs 15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but he loves him who pursues righteousness.
Psalm 146:8 “The Lord loves the righteous”
The Jewish Nation Hosea 3:1
And the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love cakes of raisins.”
We should love the jews. God chose them to be the people to receive the Law and to bring us the messiah.
Jesus was a jew.
All of the apostles where jews.
Let’s be praying for those who have not received Jesus as their messiah. Let’s pray for revival.
The disciples John 16:27
for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
God loved the disciples.
God Loves Jesus John 10:17
For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again.
God loves His Son He always has and He always will john 15:9
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.
God loves Jesus
Thank you for your steadfast love. Thank you for loving us even yet while we were sinners. Thank you for showing us in your word what you love. We pray that we would abide in your love every day. We pray your love would manifest in our hearts and pour out into our relationships with others. May your love change us and transform us. May your love radically impact our marriages by the way we love our spouse. Help us to understand even more deeply your love for us and receive it with a humble heart. We pray we would show you our love by obeying your word and keeping it.
In Jesus’ name, amen!