The Love of God, Part 4

3. Thirdly, God’s love is a giving love. For some reason, it was necessary that God give his Son to suffer and die if you and I were to live eternally. God loved His Son with all the love that a father can have for his son but His love didn’t stop there. His great heart of love went out to a lost and dying world and God gave that Son He so infinitely loved, that Son who from all eternity had been the object of His delight, to die on the Cross for you and me. God gave all He had when He gave His Son for “God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself” (II Corinthians 5:19). The proof of love is giving. You can give without loving but you cannot love without giving. Here is a man who says that he loves his family but he spends his money on liquor and gambling and neglects the needs of his family. But God’s love is not like that. God’s love is costly in its manifestation.

[To be continued]