GOD IS LOVE
The word of God teaches us that the fundamental essence of God’s nature is Love, but how does one really begin to describe this. The best explanation is a walk through the word. The sole purpose for creating mankind is to give us all the opportunity to become heirs with Christ, a part of the ruling God family, to become the sons and daughters of God, John 17:22-23 sums this up.
Hence from the time of creation, God being love was evident. He made man the crème of his creation, a reflection of him. He then chose us to rule and have dominion over all he had created. An utmost delegation of responsibility.
Immediately after the fall of man, God was already thinking of restoration & redemption. Not just by hand-making coverings of skin for Adam and Eve before driving them out of Eden-Genesis 3:21, But by establishing a prophecy of Jesus who will come thousands of years later to redeem us from sin and death. A plan and process that would enable salvation for man offering us sonship to become actual sons and daughters of God.
God has the jurisdiction to make us live in complete obedience to his precepts, but because he is God all by himself he gave us will. An expression of his loving nature. He dignified us with free will, a precious gift that gives us the power to make decisions and determine the outcome of our lives. Though he still gives us guidance through his word Deuteronomy 30:19, prophets and the Holy spirit -John 14:26.
God is love means God is a compassionate, merciful yet disciplined creator who wants us to have full access to all that he is.
Today as we celebrate love let’s us be thankful to the father for his unending love 💜.