I was thinking the other day about the love of God. As I was thinking some thoughts came to me so I wrote them down. I am going to take the next few days and share them with you.
John 15:13, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
I want to look at the truth that God’s love is exceptional. The first word of our verse is “Greater”. The word “Greater” means larger (figuratively, specially, in age). taken from the Strong’s Concordance.
So, John is trying to tell us that God has loved us for a long time. In eternity past God looked down through time and saw that human beings would need a Saviour. He saw our sin problem.
As He looked at us He knew that He would have to provide that payment for our sin. That is where Jesus steps in and goes to the cross and dies as the Sinless Lamb of God. His sacrifice paid the debt of sin for each person who will receive Him as their Saviour.
I chose the word “exceptional” for a reason. It means far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree, surpassing what is common, usual or expected (taken from the Word Web dictionary). It took just exactly this. It took someone who was sinless and perfect. Only Jesus could pay that sin.
So, how are you doing?