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A Greater Love

Love is one of the most ambiguous words in the English language. Consider the different ways we use the word love. I love ice cream. I love my wife. I love the Lord. I do like ice cream, but I hope our love for our spouses and the Lord is much greater than our love for ice cream. 

There is another level of love beyond our ability to love things and others. It is God’s love for us, His people. This love is a perfect love. It is a steadfast love. It is true love. How do we know this? 

First, it is from the Lord who is perfect. It is part of his unchanging character to love His people perfectly. The Lord’s love for you Christians is steadfast. It is a love that you can trust in with every area of your life. 

Second, it is more than words. People often say the words, “I Love You!” but their actions do not match the words. The Lord not only speaks of love, but He also acts in love towards His church. 

Finally, It is an unending love. He has bought you with the blood of His Son. He has forgiven you and adopted you into his family. You are His people forever. 

This time of year, the world is celebrating love. However, the love we see among men is nothing compared to the love God has for His people. Christians know this perfect love and rest in it. Rest in the Love of Jesus and all He has done for you. 

Kyle E. Sims

Kyle E. Sims

Director of Seminary Admission and Church Relations at Erskine Seminary. Principal Clerk ARP General Synod. Pastor since 1999. 6’ 11” former Basketball player.

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