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Gives unto each day what He deems best, Lovingly its part of pain and pleasure. GOD LOVES YOU. 1. (3) Mercy. To understand, then, the Divine character, we are led first to the Divine thoughts or plans, and then to the Divine actions or the development of those plans. So we need to remember the biblical definition of love. Pain is the exception, not the rule, in human life. 1 John 4:16, ESV: "So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us.God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him." c. There seems to no experience in the world that can quite equal that experience of first love. We are often told of the "verdant earth," the "azure sky," the thundering crash of the Niagara's falls, the beautiful plains of Italy. 2. But our ground of experience is wider and deeper still when we view the obvious purpose for which the spiritual part of our nature is given. 2. I. Poetical Books 2. "Now judgment fears, no more alarm I dread not death nor Satan's power, The world for me has lost its charm God's grace sustains me ever hour I'm overshadowed by His mighty love, Love eternal changeless, pure, Overshadowed by His mighty love, Rest is mine, serene secure. "He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good," etc. Mind! Prophets "Love is of God, for everyone that loveth is born of God." The test of Deut 13:1-4 a. General and Particular Manifestation of the Love of God, God Embodied and Manifested in Infinite Love to Man, Threefold Recommendation of the Duty of Loving One Another, General and particular manifestation of the love of God, God embodied and manifested in infinite love to man. III. 4. It is, therefore, no small influence for good upon the human character when the relationship between God and man is that of love. 5:2, 25; 1 John 4:9-10), I worked out this definition: Biblical love is a self-sacrificing, caring commitment that shows itself in seeking the highest good of the one loved. There is inauguration into office. Another thing we can bear testimony to, is this — that the love of God is unconquerable. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. When we play the game, we are free to play our own game, but according to the rules. Love seeks the highest good, and therefore love sets out the field of life in such a sort that the best qualities of life may be called forth. The Gospels The Old Testament A. "He giveth us richly all things to enjoy." He does not mean that God is love, to the exclusion of justice, holiness, or truth. If God were not faithful, righteous, holy, He could not be love: for that cannot be love which must only provoke whatever is contrary to itself. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. What breathes in the government, What pulses in its acts, what is expressed in its laws, is the very life of God. It is the silent artillery of God, a salvation that wins by a dreadful pungency; raising up conviction of sin, to look on Him whom it hath pierced, moving agitations deep, stirring up all mires. Herein is our love made perfect. Winning at Conflict. The world we think of and enter when we take refuge in the love of God is a world in which everything is of God, a world whose inhabitants live and move and have their being in God. And it depends as much on its being the outflow of a living person as a mother's love does. If we are afraid of them, we shall be timid, scrupulous in all work which comes under their eye, and along with our dread we shall cherish a subtle dislike. It is this which makes the Divine love so fitting a home for spiritual thought and a refuge for spiritual anxiety. But mind can study all, and in all find pleasure and enjoyment. I. Sermon Message. A. And this abiding good, called character, is the good which God desires for His children. Historical Books "You must cut the diamond," said Thomas Jones, "to understand its value, and to behold the play of its tremulous colours when the sun-rays fall upon its surface. But, granting that this was the chief purpose of creation, the showing of God's glory, and the securing of His praise, it still follows that the works of nature must be a manifestation of His love. Wonderful things in the Bible I see, this is the dearest that Jesus loves me. INDENTIFYING FALSE TEACHERS. The quality of our service will differ with the relationship we bear to those we serve. We only say "believe" with a different pronunciation. A great principle rises like an Alp to the clear heavens, and spreads itself in countless heights and hollows over the world of thought. In the light of this fact we see at once how the life from which they proceeded must have been first of all a human life, and next a human life in God. (3) In order to bestow these gifts upon us, he gave us a Gift of greater value than all the others. ON GUARD . 1 John 3:1 . 3. THE MANIFESTATION OF THIS GLORIOUS TRUTH. Major Prophets He is to be a witness with heart and lips. The hand which touched the blind to sight was human, but it would have been powerless if it had not moved in the stream of the power of God. In this very way the Divine love reveals itself to us. Matter cannot think or study. Jesus is sent. And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is … 4. "He that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God, and God in him." 1. It calls into existence all whom it wills to bless. The motives, acts, and purposes of the Divine life are love. 2. In creation. The character could not ripen save under clear and well-defined conditions which gave scope to freedom and yet checked caprice. It is a shelter within which the soul finds safety. The sufferings of the world are small when compared with its enjoyments. To ask what more A sinner of mankind, doing the utmost possible, can be expected or required to do. Do you remember how no sacrifice was to great to be with the one you loved? Body and mind may complain that their scope is limited, but love's hour is always present. It adapts them to the means of enjoyment provided for them. 1. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. Pulpit Fiction, plus podcast. e. Prayer was never intended as means to accomplish my will here on earth. The Old Testament Your feedback is very important to us. They have quickened in your bosom the spirit of prayer. A Christian eye, like the Master's, sees possibilities of penitence, of well-doing, and salvation in outcasts, heathen people, and embruted slaves, in whom other eyes see nothing but material for wrath and scorn. It displays its earliest effect in creating objects for itself. a. 1. The love of God in the gift, the humanity, and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, stands not apart from efficient results. (3) The next supposition is that the chief end of creation was the production and supply of creature happiness. b. The Purpose of Advent. Simplicity of feeling will help forward single mindedness of conduct. We know that all things work together for good to them that love God. Historical Books IN THAT HOME OF REST AND JOY, WHICH HE HAS PREPARED FOR THE RECEPTION OF THE FAMILY OF HIS REDEEMED (Ecclesiastes 12:3-5). But through the goodness of God evil is not an end, but is often used and overruled for the promotion of good. What could have been the primary object which the Creator had in view in the works of creation? Read John 4:1-42. Commentary, 1 John 4:7-21, Judith Jones, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2015. God never allows me to experience pain, unless it is for my ultimate good. The first position, that of knowing God's love, is the sweetest, but that of believing God's love, is the grandest. Joel Gibbs Gibbs Evening 1 John 3:11-18 In the Bible. unmute. C. If you dwell in love, you are dwelling in God and God is dwelling in you. 1 John 4:16. 3. William Harrell. God has intimated to us that our planet dwelling does not include all His intelligent family, and that His system towards us is very imperfectly developed. d. I have no fear of my eternal future. 1. "Ah," says one, "we have sometimes doubted it." Minor Prophets Series: I John. The laws of life are like the rules of the game. The Old Testament The words of tenderness spoken to the healed were from human lips; but the love which informed them, and the life by which they had power to heal, were Divine. f. God also complained to Israel about the loss of their first love, He told Jeremiah to: V. JOHN SPEAKS OF OUR LOVE BEING PERFECTED. General Epistles General Epistles 1. If you have fears, you have not yet been perfected in love. Our Saviour never did, or said, anything to show His own greatness as a purpose. The beast of the field sees not the beauty of the flower. For it is such kind of love as ought to create, and must, a deep, all-revolutionising ferment, in the moral nature. Therefore "let us rejoice in our tribulations: knowing that tribulation worketh patience," etc. A NECESSARY CONCEPTION OF DIVINE LOVE IS, THAT IT IS THE LOVE OF GOD PRIMARILY TO HIMSELF. Through Christ he bestows all good here, and eternal and glorious life hereafter to all who believe in him. Pauline Epistles The text in Greek is Theos agapee estin or God love is. But the body, with all its senses, is only a means to an end. Men must be treated according to their actions. The Father seals the Mediator. He was given to labour and suffer and die for men, in order that they might have life and joy (cf. What reason have we to believe, that instead of perishing with the majority, we shall be in the minority of those who are saved? II. Love is the life of God in the same sense that a mother's love is the outflow of a mother's life. New health was restored to him, "The Lord hath heard my cry, like Hezekiah, and has lengthened my days. Take away any, and you have destroyed the symmetry and beauty of the whole. VI. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a It is true that love exercises a purifying influence over service. 2. What innumerable blessings flow down to us, from the exaltation and the advocacy of the Saviour! (4) And Jesus was given, not to those who waited to receive and honour him, but to those who despised and rejected him. Can he tear himself away from sin by pulling at his own shoulder? THE SPECIMEN INTRODUCED OF THE CHARACTER OF THOSE WHO HAVE FOUND GOD TO BE LOVE. Just one tap away from sermons, blogs, and other resources. The terrible presence of sin and suffering in the world tends to make men doubt the love of God. Whence come war and slavery, distress and poverty, pain and sorrow, disease and "the bitterness of death"? 1. God was pleased to create man an intelligent and reasonable being. AN EXPLANATION OF THE TEXT. Two things need to be remembered, which, if they do not give answers to these hard questions, yet lift somewhat their burden. V. The love of Christ is UNIVERSAL. So that when the love gets welcome, it has dissolved everything, and the newborn peace is the man new composed in God's living order. Break the chess rules and we only provoke disappointment. It is no part of true love, therefore, to relax laws or alter rules in order to please our fancy. Why Study 1 John? Sermon Bible Commentary. Minor Prophets His works are great, and reflect back upon Him, in proportion to their kind and purpose, all His different perfections. 2. The beauty and the glory of all are in the soul that looks and feels and is enraptured. II. This Gift immeasurably transcends all the others. II. -------------------- Now, the bulk of the difficult questions touch physical or intellectual problems. God is love; whoever abides in love abides in God, and God in him. "We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. I will make but one other remark here, and that is, we can bear our willing witness that the love of God to us has been an unfailing support in all our trials. Wisdom Literature Besides, this supposition exhibits God in a way in which He was not exhibited by Jesus. This is why the New Testament writers seek to draw your attention to God's great love for you. They flow to us through the mediation of Jesus. In proposing it then as a saving condition, that we let God love us; we do not dispense with faith. b. verses 9, 10; Romans 5:8; John 3:16). II. By your dwelling in God and God dwelling in you. (2) God confers these blessings upon those who are entirely undeserving of them. We do not seek to be good out of fear, which means that we have no real love for good. 2. And now it remains to say —. 1 John 1:5-2:2 Goodness. Poetical Books We can abide in love for others by seeking to extend ourselves for the sake of another. Does it not seem as though the finer aspects of character would have had little scope except in a world where pain and peril existed? 1JO 4:16 God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. ", b. Paul said, "God manifested His love for us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for the ungodly.". Does this close the exhibition of this scene of love? III. The love of God in which the Christian spirit dwells is not an impersonal thing. The seasons of the year supply evidence of this truth. He also told his disciples, “You are the light of the world,” and told them to let their light shine that people, seeing their … And as for pain, think of the bitter Cross, and of God not sparing His own Son there. If men would "cease to do evil, and learn to do well," suffering would disappear from our world almost entirely. In all these various manifestations of the Divine character, we find evidence of the text, "God is love." If God is love, how is it that there is so much evil amongst men? He ever knew what was best, how He should act, and what He should do, without any previous meditation or thought. There is no scheme of good but it avails to uphold and operates to secure. B. A Complete Love Contributed by Joel Pankow on Oct 9, 2020 | 311 views. Under the spiritual are of course included thought, conscience, and emotion. III. The mind of man has been so wonderfully constructed, too, that he can find true enjoyment in the moral and the religious, in holy living and in praising God, and that, too, when his day of earthly toil is ended, and the frail body which was so useful to him is mouldering in the dust. ", 3. All his works and ways are utterly opposed to sin. Major Prophets The Word of Life. I remark next that the love of Christ for man kind is VOID OF ILLUSION. No general declaration of God's love will answer this purpose. 1. Spring, with its gradual unfolding of young life and verdant beauty, its quickening and joy-giving influence, is a revelation of God's tenderness and grace. LET US NOW ATTEMPT TO REFUTE CERTAIN OBJECTIONS WHICH ARE COMMONLY RAISED AGAINST THE THEME OF THE TEXT. In the psalm that we read this morning, David said, "I love the Lord because He has heard the voice of my supplication.". At length the predicted time arrived for the full disclosures of the love of God to man. Then the capricious and wayward woman becomes a ministering angel. All the love of the Saviour's life was the love of God. God may not be blamed for the consequences which He has forewarned, which are wilfully incurred, and which He has given His creatures the fullest liberty, and urged them by the strongest remonstrance, to avoid. It is joy, strength, and new life to let the feelings of the heart flock to it. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point 1 John 4:16-21 And we have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. Love is the essence and nature of His being. Robb Mc Coy and Eric Fistler, 2015. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son. 5. In all the life of our Lord I read our text, and in his death it is proclaimed with an almost irresistible fullness and force that "God is Love.". True love, or love in its highest or Divine form, excludes all partiality. It is worth noticing who it was through whom the Holy Spirit spoke these words. 1 JOHN 4. 1 John 4:12-16 Theme: When we love one another in the power of the Holy Spirit, God's love is made "complete" in us. You are called, Jonathan & Alyssa, to imitate God, to be like God. We must be constantly on guard against the doctrines of false teachers. We do not seek to be good for the sake of reward, for love's service is given for love's sake, and not for fee or gain. If I am not on the other side Jordan, at least my master is on this side of it." Bible> 1 John> Chapter 4> Verse 16 ◄1 John 4:16 ► And we have come to know and believe the love that God has for us. "All chastening seemeth for the present to be not joyous, but grievous: yet afterward it yieldeth peaceable fruit unto them that have been exercised thereby, even the fruit of righteousness." God loves me and is watching over me, and will not allow anything to come except it be for my eternal good. God is love. -------------------- The gospel is preeminently a revelation of God's love to sinners. 1. III. The first and most obvious ground is the knowledge gained by experience that we are possessed of a two-fold nature, one the material, and the other, which, for want of a better term, we call the spiritual. I. This is not security from punishment — it still is imminent and due — but such delay that, if it be improved, the punishment may be wholly averted. 1 John 4:16 We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. 1 John 4:16 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 John 4:16, NIV: "And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.God is love. -------------------- And in relation to the origin of evil, whatever dark suggestions may be presented to our mind, we always feel that it cannot be of God, but is against him. We have known the love which God hath to us — it is not a matter of conjecture, but of demonstration: "We have known, we have believed the love that God hath to us.". He enjoys it first as to his body, his animal nature, and then as to his soul. 3. An immense arrangement must be contrived and established to give that will efficiency. Perhaps this verse in first John, is the verse of all verses that encapsulates the very essence of God and his plan of redemption. -------------------- We can abide in the love we have for God by praying at all times and praising His name throughout the day. The sufferings of our race are only like one dark and stormy day in a whole year of smiling and joyous sunshine. 5 Outlines. This concerns itself with the misery and ruin which sin entails, and furnishes, in the room of these evil consequences, peace and joy and hope, everlasting consolation and eternal life. c. I have no fear for my immediate future. The sufferings of the world are small when compared with its enjoyments. Every pleasure is thus doubled to man. 1. Even this - that it is not without its beauties, and in its bleak and trying months nature is silently and secretly preparing the beauties of the coming spring, the glories of summer, and the bounties of autumn. II. 3. It is not for Himself, but for them that He loves them. God is love; whoever abides in love abides in God, and God in him. A miserly, yet happy, being is an impossibility. THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF LIFE THROUGH LOVE. God therefore desires for us the very best that can be. But man, with guilty conscience, and a dread of God, and viewing him only through the distorted medium of his own sinful soul, fails to read the revelation of him in nature correctly. THERE IS A TESTIMONY Vs. 2. 1 John 4:16 “And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. Love is not only the element in which God works, but what works in that element is love. Sermon Message. If we may with any reason ascribe to Him the faculty of knowledge, with much greater reason may we assure ourselves that He is infinite goodness and infinite love. God must, in the event of such a creation, hold the subject of it responsible for the exercise of his liberty. Prophets (1) In the Bible, God appears as the Giver of every good, the Fountain of all blessings. And Love worketh no ill to its children. Besides what they see there is something which they feel. Pauline Epistles The most painful trials of life have often proved the means of conversion. (4) Compassion. Love which is weak and foolish tries to spare its children pain. The same manifestation of a human life dwelling in God is to be discovered in Christ's exercise of power. A wedding sermon on love. doubt and care and self resign, While He whispers in my ear, b. God has so constituted us that we must always feel that we are free. To understand that God is Love, and to realise that His love seeks and must seek our highest good, and that this good is in our spiritual resemblance to God our Father, is to take hold of a principle which enlightens our eyes as we look out on life. e. I wonder if He might be complaining the same about us? John does not mean that love is the essence of Deity — the substratum of all His moral character; or that all the attributes of God are simply modifications of His love, as the different colours of the rainbow are simply modifications of the pure sunray, or as light itself and heat and sound are simply modifications of the same material element. The question then is, What is moral good — genuine virtue? (2) Grace. 1. Here's how to make sure that you are not taken advantage of. We will have boldness in the day of judgment. Pauline Epistles Look at this "love" in the gradual preparatives for the full development of its displays. 1. 4. It is, as opposed to mere natural love, an all-embracing love, not swayed by feelings or emotions or preferences, but loving all who can be loved, all who may become such as can be loved, or in order that they may be loved. (1 John 4:7-8) "This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins." Love must seek the highest good. THE PECULIAR CAUSE WHY THE REDEEMED OF THE EARTH, IN PARTICULAR, CAN BEAR WITNESS TO THIS TRUTH, THAT GOD IS LOVE. All the Divine perfections resolve themselves into love. 5. Restoration to the lost, pardon to the guilty, sanctification to the sinful, glory to the degraded, he gives. This contemplates simply moral obnoxiousness and liability, or guilt, meeting it with acts which may remove it, as also by influences that may subdue the depravity from which that exposure to punishment or that guilt could alone arise. But creation generally shows the love of God. The world abounds with contrivances; and all the contrivances which we are acquainted with are directed to beneficial purposes.... We never discover a train of contrivance to bring about an evil purpose. Johannine Writings Take away love, and a body without a soul is left behind. We violate the laws of God's universe, and we suffer in consequence. Or the popular song of yesteryear, "All that makes life seem worthwhile Is in your love and the spell of your smile.". And we have come to know and believe the love that God has for us. Jun 2, 1985. Viewed from this standpoint, the universe appears to be a grand outflow of the love of God, a convincing witness of his delight in promoting the well-being and the gladness of his creatures. Love seeks the freest good. "He that loveth not knoweth not God, for God is love." The great objection to this solution of the question is, that it exhibits the Divine Being as more selfish than many human creatures. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point True love, like the love of God, must be ceaseless. "God was in Christ reconciling the world unto himself." But freedom is not the same as immunity from conditions. 1 John 1:1-4 . The machine is a revelation of the mechanist; the building, of the architect; the painting, of the painter; the poem, of the poet. It will be happiness then to dwell in the memory of Christ's love, to think of its sacrifices, its beautiful unfoldings, and its mighty victories. 3. Is not this the glory of the universe, the image of God? But meanwhile the opportunities of goodness, kindness, and truth lie at our door. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. They have proved the means of repressing or of extirpating corruption from the heart. Why does he allow it to remain? "He that sitteth on the throne." The experience of His perfect love for me has cast out all fear. Whatever love in God is, it is not a love which cannot both do and look upon things which are very terrible; it is not a love which is regardless of law; it is not a love which cannot punish. This is an arrangement of love. "Love worketh no ill to its neighbour," said St. Paul. He is like Job; the Lord hath set a hedge about him, and all that he possesseth. THERE IS TRIUMPH Vss. Jesus has promised to prepare a dwelling place for me with Him, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. "The Lamb in the midst of the throne." of Scripture. II. It can be saved, but merely because with God all things are possible. 1. There is no conception anywhere that we are to make a new love ourselves; we have only to let the love of God be upon us, and have its immortal working in us. Consider, then — First: The plans or thoughts of God. 5. Great as was the love between the Father and the Son, the Father "spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all." 1. The joy that is in the world is far greater than the sorrow. Major Prophets We have known and we have believed the love of God to us to be perfectly immutable. 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