God's Infinite Love

All too often in our relationship with God we place on him the same limits that bind us. We are finite beings, but he is infinite. And when we think of ourselves as finite beings it is often only in terms of our mortality—our body will not live forever. But finite extends to all areas of our being—physical, mental and emotional. There is a limit to our strength, our intelligence, and our emotions. Because God is infinite, there are no limits for him. There is no limit to his existence (no beginning, no end). There is no limit to his power (nothing is more powerful than God), his intelligence (he knows all) and no limit to love for us.

Expounding on God’s love, A.W. Tozer, in his book The Knowledge of the Holy, stated it this way: “…because God is self-existent, His love had no beginning; because He is eternal, His love can have no end; because He is infinite, it has no limit; because He is holy, it is the quintessence of all spotless purity; because He is immense, His love is an incomprehensibly vast, bottomless, shoreless sea.”

The Bible is filled with verses that describe his love toward us. Read them, trust them, live assured in them. Say “God loves me” out loud a hundred times a day if necessary to grasp deep down in your soul that God dearly loves you. He loves us because we are his creation. He us loves because he chooses to love us. His love cannot be earned, it simply is.

"And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:38-39, NLT).

Debra L. Butterfield © 2010

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