Loved with Everlasting Love
I have loved thee with an everlasting love.
JEREMIAH 31:3
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JULY

 

Love so amazing, so divine, Demands my soul, my life, my all.
Isaac Watts

When the Lord speaks of His everlasting love, He means the love that gave His Son to be our Saviour and Redeemer. He means His eternal, saving purpose whereby He engages all His divine perfections to bring us safe to glory to enjoy forever the deepest fellowship with Him. This is no passing feeling. It is no surface emotion. It has its source in the depths of the Divine Being. It has its expression in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. It has its exercise in the ministry of the Holy Spirit, applying Christs merit according to the Fathers purpose to our souls.

This everlasting love had no birthday. It is eternal. Amid the vastness of Gods creation I am less than a speck, but from all eternity He set His love on me. What a mystery! What a miracle! How it humbles the heart! Gods love obviously did not commence because of some good feature in me. No! It long predates my very existence. God loves me because He loves me. It is a sovereign love.

This everlasting love has no change. It is immutable love. Satan would have me believe that my God will give me up, but he is a liar. My Saviour cries, How shall I give thee up? (Hos. 11:8). Having loved his own . . . , he loved them unto the end (John 13:1). Despite my changes, His love never fluctuates.

This everlasting love knows no defeat. It infallibly draws to Christ all on whom it rests. Gods love is the source of every desire after Him that I have ever felt. I come to Him because He draws me. What an assurance that He will meet with me and answer me! His love will give place to no foe. It will allow no usurper to hold my heart. It is an all-conquering love.

This everlasting love has no end. It lasts as long as God lasts. Here is the prospect I enjoy wi
Daily devotions are from the book “Footprints of Faith” edited by Dr. Alan Cairns. Copyright 2003 – All Rights Reserved.