God’s Motive

Written August 9th 2007 – Thursday

Posted August 13th 2007 – Monday 

God’s Motive  

            Many of us have sat alone in our spot of despondence and asked the questions, “What is God doing and why?”  Often, this type of questioning is really a curiosity regarding what God’s motives are in the world and in our lives.  Many people question God’s motives but are somewhat afraid to admit that they do so.  Yet, God knows the truth.  The One that really matters knows we wonder about Him.

            This week we will look at various Scriptures which talk about God’s love and what it has prompted Him to do over history.  A simple statement to elaborate on the point already made by the Scripture will follow each Scripture.  We should learn a great deal, about what motives the One who is the Author of Love!  

And because He loved your fathers, therefore He chose their descendants after them; and He brought you out of Egypt with His Presence, with His mighty power,  – Duet.  4:37

  • God delivered His people and delivers His people out of bondage because He loves them.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  – John 3:16

  • God gave His very own Son as a sacrifice because He loved Mankind.

“The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; Duet 7:7

  • God does not choose us because we are mighty, special, or powerful in some way; He does so because He loves us.

“for the Father Himself loves you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God.  – John 16:27

  • When we love and accept Jesus this serves to enhance Father God’s love for us.

Yes, He loves the people; All His saints are in Your hand; They sit down at Your feet; Everyone receives Your words.  – Duet.  33:3

  • God the Father released us to the love of the Son.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  – Romans 5:8

  • God the Father in the Deity of the Christ died for us, even while we were in our worst sinful state, because He was motivated by a deep love for each one of us.

“What is man, that You should exalt him, That You should set Your heart on him, – Job 7:17 

  • The very idea that God in all His magnificence could love man in all His ugliness is a miracle.

So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.  – 2 Corn.  9:7

  • God’s heart is filled with love for those with a generous spirit.

Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You.  – Ps 63:3

  • Enjoying God’s loving-kindness is greater than even having life itself.

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, – 2 Thess. 2:16

  • God out of His love for us, gives us, comfort, hope, solace, and the like, for all time, through His grace.

Nevertheless My lovingkindness I will not utterly take from him, Nor allow My faithfulness to fail.  – Ps 89:33

  • God’s faithfulness, due to His great love for us, will always be present for us in difficult times; He cannot fail us, loving-kindness would not allow such.

Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!  Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.  – 1 John 3:1

  • The love of the parent for a child is said to be the strongest of human love.  God chose this form of love to illustrate the depth of all He felt for us, as this was all the love, we in our humanness could comprehend.

The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, But He loves him who follows righteousness.  – Prov. 15:9

  • God out of love for His children wants them to follow after righteousness; loving them enough to hate their sin.  God is very much aware of the hardships that will follow wicked and sinful behavior; hence His desire to spare us.

“He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more.  And I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God.  And I will write on him My new name.  – Rev. 3:12

  • God loves us enough to see to it that we are made completely new, right down to giving us a new name, branding us as His own.

The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.  – Jerm.  31:3

  • If God were not, so intensely motivated by His love for us we would not know Him or even acknowledge interest in Him.  His love is always the prevailing work in our lives.

 

GOD’S MOTIVE IS ALWAYS 100% LOVE!   

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