Thus says Yahweh, â€œDonâ€™t let the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, donâ€™t let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he has understanding, and knows me, that I am Yahweh who exercises loving kindness, justice, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight,â€ says Yahweh. Jeremiah 9:23-24 (WEB)
Yahweh appeared of old to me, saying, â€œYes, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you.â€ Jeremiah 31:3 (WEB)
For an avid New Testament reader like myself, I have to thank my Lord for sending my husband, Henry, into my life and also his professor and friend, Dr. Alden Thompson. These two lovers of God’s Word brought the Old Testament into my heart with their witness to the â€œforever-nessâ€ of God’s love. I hope there is someone today who reads these two passages and says, â€œGod said THAT in Jeremiah?!â€
Oh my friends, listeners of these words today! Let us come closer and understand more about the LOVE that God has for EVERYONE of US!
I am not going to even attempt to explain the concept of the Trinity â€“ but when it comes to meditating on the love of God, I picture the gentle, loving Jesus who gave Himself as the sacrifice for me. He is my Savior, my Bridegroom, and my Best Friend. In those comforting moments, I can tangibly feel the precious warmth of the Holy Spirit that seems to gently dry my tears and sift through my emotions with the Truth. Like many that I have spoken with over the years, I did not have a tender relationship with my earthly father and so Father God was not the One with whom I wanted to build a close relationship. As I have brought the Old Testament and the New Testament together in my study â€“ I have learned about my Father God. I have also seen my earthly father through new eyes. My Father God has brought love and healing to me. HE LOVES ME!
Let us immerse ourselves in this love! Let us absorbed God’s words of love with more intentional focus and with that same intentional focus let us repel the sludge of the sarcastic remarks and commercial hype that are not loving! Who are you going to believe? Who speaks with real TRUTH?
There’s so much ‘stuff’ that we can discuss/argue when it comes to God. The number of denominations, fellowships, and sects are testimonies to how much we can say, â€œI don’t know.â€ But the love that God has for me…and for you…THAT we can know for sure. Take some time today and find another place in the Bible where God speaks about His love for His children. Think of it as God’s e-card or ‘tweet’ to you!