Wired for Love – by Bilyana de Soto

Feb 9, 2015 1223

god_is_loveEverybody wants to be loved. Most psychologists agree that man’s greatest need is to love and be loved. In fact we are the happiest and most fulfilled when we are loved.

There are a myriad of wonderful traits of God that impress me and draw me to him, but none more than his love. In fact the more I got to thinking about how central God’s kind of love is, the more I began to understand that without it, there would be little point in just about everything else.

Take trust for example. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding…” (Prov 3:5–6). How can you possibly trust someone who does not have your best interest at heart? We’re not talking just ordinary trust here, such as I am a good driver so trust me. God invites us to trust him with our happiness, with our future and with our very lives, now and for eternity.

Would you want to place that sort of trust in a God whom you knew to be all powerful but not all loving? That sort of power without love would freak us out and cause us to fear and tremble. Sadly far too many do fear God and relate to him as a God who needs to be appeased and cajoled into favour.

The Bible tells us that God does not need our good deeds in order to love us. He does not need us to be good in order to love us. He does not need our sacrifices and offerings in order to love us. In fact the good news coming straight from the headquarters of the cosmos is that there is nothing you can do to make God love you more, and nothing you can do to make God love you less. Now that’s some kind of love, wouldn’t you say!

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. – Rom. 5:8

– Bilyana De Soto

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