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The Paradox of God’s Love

by on August 6, 2016

The Paradox of God’s Love

Did Job love God? He did. Did God love Job? Why did He allow or cause all of Job’s troubles?

What about your life? Do you love God? Does God love you?

Consider – Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him. I Cor. 2:9.

God has so much in store for those He loves and who love Him. Why then all the trouble?

Consider – As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent Rev. 3:19.
Consider – Whom the LORD loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.
If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons;
For what son is there whom a father does not chasten?
But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers,
Then you are illegitimate and not sons Heb.12:6-8.

Rebuke, chasten, scourge – is this love? Can this be love? How can this be love? What is love?

Consider – For whom he did foreknow,
He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son,
That He might be the firstborn among many brethren Rom. 8:29.

We have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect.
Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?
For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them,
But He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness Heb.12:9-10.

 

Result-

We are God’s children.
We are conformed to the image of Jesus Christ.
We are His brothers and sisters.
We are subject to the Father of Spirits.
We are given life.
We profit.
We are partakers of His holiness.

That is love.
That is the paradox of love.

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