Yes, Indeed, I Am Absolutely Convinced that God is a God of Love

God is a God of love.  I am absolutely convinced of this.  I am also convinced that everything God does, every action of his, is motivated by, and is perfectly and wonderfully consistent with that love.  This is the universal and unequivocal testimony of Scripture.  The psalm below is eloquent testimony to this theological truth.  Every act of God is an act of love.

Psalm 136

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
         His love endures forever. 

Give thanks to the God of gods.
         His love endures forever. 

Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
         His love endures forever. 

to him who alone does great wonders,
         His love endures forever. 

who by his understanding made the heavens,
         His love endures forever. 

who spread out the earth upon the waters,
         His love endures forever. 

who made the great lights—
         His love endures forever. 

the sun to govern the day,
         His love endures forever. 

the moon and stars to govern the night;
         His love endures forever 

10 to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt
         His love endures forever. 

11 and brought Israel out from among them
         His love endures forever. 

12 with a mighty hand and outstretched arm;
         His love endures forever. 

13 to him who divided the Red Sea w asunder
         His love endures forever. 

14 and brought Israel through the midst of it,
         His love endures forever. 

15 but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea;
         His love endures forever.

16 to him who led his people through the wilderness;
         His love endures forever. 

17 to him who struck down great kings,
         His love endures forever. 

18 and killed mighty kings—
         His love endures forever. 

19 Sihon king of the Amorites
         His love endures forever. 

20 and Og king of Bashan—
         His love endures forever. 

21 and gave their land as an inheritance,
         His love endures forever. 

22 an inheritance to his servant Israel.
         His love endures forever. 

23 He remembered us in our low estate
         His love endures forever. 

24 and freed us from our enemies.
         His love endures forever. 

25 He gives food to every creature.
         His love endures forever. 

26 Give thanks to the God of heaven.
         His love endures forever.

Jerry Shepherd
April 30, 2015

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