GOD. IS. FAITHFUL.
His love for us is faithful.
Do you believe that? I do. Even when at times, I cannot feel it. I believe God is still faithful, still loving. Still good.
Years ago, I read an excerpt about the theology of God’s love by writer Arthur Pink, one of the most well known evangelist theologians in the 20th century. The two qualities of God’s love I remember most was how God’s love wasn’t manipulated by anyone or anything, and that God’s love was not tainted. Wow. If we think about those two truths, it helps us love God with a thankful heart even more.
Have you ever known someone who loved you or appeared to love you (could be a co-worker, in-law, neighbor, friend, etc) but as you got to know them more, you realized they didn’t love you. They didn’t even want what was best for you because they were only doing, encouraging, giving to you for their good? Their love appeared kind on the outside but underneath the appearance was only done to manipulate you for their benefit.
I am not talking about a love relationship here. I am talking about people appearing to like you, know you, do for you, but in the end are motivated to appear that way only to benefit themselves.
GOD’S LOVE IS NOT MANIPULATED BY ANYONE OR ANYTHING.
God is faithful to love us despite our failings.
Despite our wandering.
Despite our waver in devotion to Him.
God has been faithful to love us. Faithful to pursue us through the sending of His only son Jesus.
He has been faithful to welcome us back with open arms when we have walked away from Him for a season.
And His love is not tainted by past experiences. Even all of us are tainted by how we love others based on our past life experiences.
God’s love is not tainted.
I am so thankful for this reminder today.
Let us all be able to thank the Lord for His faithfulness to love us and love us faithfully- untainted and without manipulation.