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God Gives Us His Kind of Love

   Posted by: Larry Vaughn   in Bible Study

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God Gives Us His Kind of LoveThe Love Commandment

Abraham knew God and trusted him. He was willing to do everything that God required of him. He knew that God loved him and would not harm him or his son Issac.

Abraham didn’t know God’s plan. The Bible says he thought that God would raise his son, Issac, from the dead. He was walking by faith when he told his servants, “I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.” (Genesis 22:5)

When Issac asked him about the lamb for the offering, he said, “My son, God will provide himself a lamb . . .” (Genesis 22:8)  You have to appreciate the beauty of God’s word here because of the double meaning of these prophetic words.

God provided a ram for the sacrifice that day. And then he provided his Son Jesus as a sacrifice for all of us, “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”

Our God is so amazingly generous. He is still providing the sacrifice that he requires. And he gives us the kind of love we need to keep the Love Commandment.

The love that God provides is far superior to natural human love. It’s much deeper and stronger. Natural human love runs out, but God’s love never runs out. It keeps going and going.

The love of God is available to everyone who knows the Lord Jesus Christ. “The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” (Romans 5:5)

And look at what this says. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control . . .” (Galatians 5:22 NIV)  These is the same description of God’s love we see in 1 Corinthians 13 (the Love Chapter). This is what God is like, and how he wants us to be. The good news is that God’s Holy Spirit supplies us with this kind of love.

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4 comments so far

scott_welch
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Larry,

Thanks for introducing me to your site. I look forward to being encouraged with God’s Word! I also am sending you a Facebook friend request!

Scott Welch
http://oursovereignjoy.blogspot.com

January 2nd, 2009 at 6:34 pm
scott_welch
 2 

Larry,

Thanks for introducing me to your site. I look forward to being encouraged with God’s Word! I also am sending you a Facebook friend request!

Scott Welch
http://oursovereignjoy.blogspot.com

January 2nd, 2009 at 6:34 pm
Larry Vaughn
 3 

Dear Scott,

Thank you for encouraging me, and thanks for being my friend on Facebook.

Blessings,

Larry

January 13th, 2009 at 12:14 pm
Larry Vaughn
 4 

Dear Scott,

Thank you for encouraging me, and thanks for being my friend on Facebook.

Blessings,

Larry

January 13th, 2009 at 12:14 pm

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