¹⁶For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
The test of love, I have seen all kinds of love, but I have never seen one like this, I have seen man love with expectations, I have seen man love for a reason, nevertheless I can’t stand to compare any to this love, for so God loved that He gave, He loved even before he washed You clean. He loved me with all my imperfections, He gave even before I was open to receive His love!! The question is , we see ourselves as mere men but are we really ‘mere men’ this would render us as insignificant and small ? If God gave His only son, the most precious thing He had, that means you are far more valuable than anything else, I mean we sing, You are All that matters and Yes He says; You are way more than All that matters.
Scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Due to Gods immeasurable love for humanity, God yielded himself to a shameful death on the cross to restore humanity to himself after the fall of man in genesis, He went ahead and descended to hades and preached to the condemned souls to restore them too, Even when it looked like Christ could have chosen to give up out of pain and agony, the love of God still chose the Cross “Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine will be done.”, some owe “what is man that God is so mindful of him”. God has shown us true love by giving himself to and for us, likewise we ought to get rid of all distractions and give ourselves completely to God, just like Jacob after he had dismissed his wives and cattle and he was alone, when he had sent away all his distractions then a man Came , there is something about the jealous of God, He will not loiter around when there are many things distracting you, so God steps back to honor your decision to ignore him until you completely yield and give all of you to him, a heart that pants after God.
²²And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two women servants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok.
²³And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.
²⁴And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.)
²⁴Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Let go of the distractions, get in His love , allow Him to lavish His love on You, taste His love, grab it ,feel it , delight and live in it.
And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood
I am more than the world to Him, He gave and loved me even in my imperfections
I am perfected by His love
In humility will I surrender day by day to the love of God
³The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee.
1 John 4:8-10
⁸He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
⁹In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
¹⁰Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.