Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Inspiration Station For All In Need This Morning
“The Direction of God’s Love”
On the face Who does God love? All of us, of course “But “all of ” includes several identifiable groups. Let’ explore these special recipients of God’ love and how the Scriptures describe His love from them.
God Loves His Son
The preeminent recipient of God’s love is His own Son, Jesus Christ. On two occasions- first at Jesus” baptism and again at His transfiguration,- God the Father declared, “This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17; 17: 51.
In His final intimate conversation with His disciples, described earlier, Jesus acknowledged His father’s love ,You loved Me before the foundation of the world “John 17:24”.
Earlier in that same Gospel we read,” For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does” (John 5:20). we cannot fully appreciate the meaning of John 3:16 and the sacrifice that were alludes to unless we realize the deep and abiding love of the Father for His only Son.
God loves Israel
One of the central themes of the Old Testament is God’s love for his people Israel, whom He specially chose to bring His bless to the world. Again almighty God expressed His enduring love for the Jewish people. For example, the prophet Jeremiah tells us that God will to Israel as long as the sun, moon, and stars shine, the waves roar, the heavens remain immeasurable , the earth’s foundations remain undiscoverable (Jeremiah 31:35-37).
The Prophet Isaiah spoke often about God’s special love for Israel:
Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands, Your walls are continually before Me. — ISAIAH 49:15-16.