Musings on … God is Love

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I keep hearing this “God is Love”, especially when it comes to um, how to put this, either sin of any kind, non-christians to christians, etc. And by Etc., I mean anyone who doesn’t understand the fullness of God.

Here is the link to the full size one READ IT! [if you click on picture it should pop up full size]

Tim Challies has a bunch of these Visual Theology Posters/Prints, I recommend looking at all of them. Store front here

so back to God is Love. Yes, God is Love, BUT He is and has other attributes or characteristics. God is all of his attributes, all of the time, from the beginning to the end of time. He cannot separate Himself from any of those attributes, therefore WE should NOT separate any of those attributes from Him.

When we place so much emphasis on the character[s] of God that we like or that are comfy, mushy, soft and fluffy and not include the hard to understand and comprehend character aspects, we make our God small. and comfy. and genie in a bottle-like, easy to digest and we mock Him.

We throw out ‘God is Love’ when we want someone to love us or not judge us. We want the love of God but not the wrath or justice of God or even the holiness of God and especially not omnipresence, that would mean He can know us, our hearts, our thoughts, our mind.

He does know us, our hearts, minds and souls, that is why we are called to Love Him with all our hearts, minds and souls and strength.

To seek after Him and glorify ALL of Him to the nations.

Without wrath, there would be no love, without love there would be no justice, without justice there would be no need for mercy and so on and so on. please look at the picture and pray and ask the Lord how you can come to know all His attributes and proclaim all of them to the world. Or even just your family and neighbors 😉

Please don’t miss out on all God has done for you and will do for you through His Holy Spirit, my beloved.

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      • Ha ha. Well, when you prefaced it as a rant I was expecting it to be more um, volatile? But I thought the entire post was very balanced and logical and persuasive. So not a rant. =)

  1. We first then look at what the Old Testament tells us about our duty to love God. As you know in the Jewish language, the Old Testament in general, or the Law in particular, is called the Torah. More than once the Torah enjoined the Israelites to love Yahweh. But the classic passage has become the “Shama” or prayer and profession of faith that every Jew was expected to recite morning, noon and night. Let me read Deut. 6:4-9. “Listen, Israel, Yahweh, our God is the One Yahweh. You shall love Yahweh your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength. Let these words I urge on you today be written on your hearts. You shall repeat them to your children and say them over to them whether at rest in your house or walking abroad, at your lying down or at your rising. You shall fasten them on your hand as a sign, and on your forehead as a circlet. You shall write them on the door post of your house and on your gates.” Unquote: Moses commanding the Israelites to love God.

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