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The Love of God (4 of 6)
Series: How About Getting to Know Me Better - God
Ken D. Trivette
I. THE CONFIRMATION OF THE LOVE OF GOD!
A. A Love That Is Declared
B. A Love That Is Demonstrated
II. THE CONTINUATION OF THE LOVE OF GOD!
A. There Can Be No Separation from His Love
B. There Can Be No Cessation of His Love
III. THE CONTEMPLATION OF THE LOVE OF GOD!
A. Keep An Awareness of God’s Love
B. Keep An Appreciation for God’s Love
1. When a person sets out to learn about God, that person begins a journey that will take them down many paths. God is so great and so magnificent that when a person travels down one path, they find that it only opens into numerous other paths, with each additional path leading into even more numerous paths. It will not take a person long in his quest to know God to join with the Psalmist in saying, ‘‘Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable’’ (Psalm 145:3).
2. When a person begins such a quest, it will not be long that they will come face to face with the love of God. The simple truth is, that no matter what path you take in a quest to know God better it will be overshadowed by the glorious truth of the love of God.
3. Rudyard Kipling wrote:
If I were hanged on the highest hill, I know whose love would follow me still. Mother o’mine, O mother o’mine!
If I were drowned in the deepest sea, I know whose tears would come down to me Mother o’mine, O mother o’mine!
If I were damned of body and soul I know whose prayers would make me whole Mother o’mine, O mother o’mine!
4. A mother’s love is a great example of love, but is no measuring stick for God’s love, for there is no greater love than the love of God. The love of God surpasses all human love. Robert L. Moyer in his great book on John 3:16 described God’s love as a love that beggar’s description, surpasses illustration, transcends emotion, and defies comprehension.
5. In our quest ...
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