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Love of God, The


1. Is a part of his character. 2Co 13:11; 1Jo 4:8.

2. Christ, the especial object of. Joh 15:9; 17:26.

3. Christ abides in. Joh 15:10.

4. Described as

a. Sovereign. De 7:8; 10:15.

b. Great. Eph 2:4.

c. Abiding. Zep 3:17.

d. Unfailing. Isa 49:15,16.

e. Unalienable. Ro 8:39.

f. Constraining. Ho 11:4.

g. Everlasting. Jer 31:3.

5. Irrespective of merit. De 7:7; Job 7:17.

6. Manifested towards

a. Perishing sinners. Joh 3:16; Tit 3:4.

b. His saints. Joh 16:27; 17:23; 2Th 2:16; 1Jo 4:16.

c. The destitute. De 10:18.

d. The cheerful giver. 2Co 9:7.

7. Exhibited in

a. The giving of Christ. Joh 3:16.

b. The sending of Christ. 1Jo 4:9.

c. Christ’s dying for us while sinners. Ro 5:8; 1Jo 4:10.

d. Election. Mal 1:2,3; Ro 9:11-13.

e. Adoption. 1Jo 3:1.

f. Redemption. Isa 43:3,4; 63:9.

g. Freeness of salvation. Tit 3:4-7.

h. Forgiving sin. Isa 38:17.

i. Quickening of souls. Eph 2:4,5.

j. Drawing us to himself. Ho 11:4.

k. Temporal blessings. De 7:13.

l. Chastisements. Heb 12:6.

m. Defeating evil counsels. De 23:5.

8. Shed abroad in the heart by the Holy Spirit. Ro 5:5.

9. Saints know and believe. 1Jo 4:16.

10. Saints should abide in. Jude 1:21.

11. Perfected in saints

a. By obedience. 1Jo 2:5.

b. By brotherly love. 1Jo 4:12.

12. The source of our love to him. 1Jo 4:19.

13. To be sought in prayer. 2Co 13:14.