The Love of God 5

John 15:13, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

God’s love is extravagant.  Notice he says, “that a man lay down his life for his friends.”  There have been a couple times in the recent past that my wife or I have received something free because of the “pay it forward” movement.  I like the concept and I try occasionally to do that because I have been very blessed with others helping me.

As I think about the love of God there are many words that come to mind.  One word is extravagant.  That means unrestrained, especially in regard to feelings.  When I think about how extravagant God love is there is one verse that comes to mind.  That verse is John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

That is extravagant love.  That is love that motivates.  Our love should motivate us to serve God.  Even more so His love for us should motivate us to serve Him.  Jesus gave all for us so the least we can do for Him is to give Him our all.

So, how are you doing?