Tag: God’s Love

Love Without Measure

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3

I once wrote something about how God loves us and how dear we are to Him. I was not sure I should put it down on paper, but God knows what I meant. I wrote, “The only eccentricity that I can discover in the heart of God is the fact that a God such as He is should love sinners such as we are!” On this earth, a mother will love the son who has betrayed her and shamed her and is now on his way to a life in prison. That seems to be a natural thing for a mother. But there is nothing natural about this love of God. It is a divine thing. It is forced out by the inward pressure within the heart of the God of all grace. That is why He waits for us, puts up with us, desires to lead us on—He loves us! My brethren, this should be our greatest encouragement in view of all that we know about ourselves: God loves us without measure, and He is so keenly interested in our spiritual growth and progress that He stands by in faithfulness to teach and instruct and discipline us as His own dear children!

by A.W. Tozer

Heed the rod

Charles Spurgeonby Charles Spurgeon

“Heed the rod, and the One who appointed it!” Micah 6:9

God’s most useful instrument is His rod of correction!

If we had no idols in children, friends, wealth or ourselves–we would not need half the trials we have! Foolish idols, make rods for foolish backs!

I bear a willing witness that I owe more to God’s fire, and hammer, and file than to anything else. I sometimes question whether I have ever learned anything profitable, except through God’s rod.

There are blessed and favored exceptions, but most of us need the rod, for we do not seem to learn obedience except through the chastening of the Lord!

Whatever God keeps away from His servants–He never keeps away the chastening rod from them! He had one Son without sin–but He never had one son without chastisement.

God’s rod flogs His child not from Him, but to Him!

Christian, God’s love to you is always the same. He cannot love you more, and He will not love you less! Never, when afflictions multiply, when terrors frighten, or when distresses abound–does God’s love to you falter or flag. Let the rod fall ever so heavily upon you–the hand that moves, like the heart that prompts the stroke, is full of love! Whether He brings you down into the depths of misery, or lifts you up into the seventh Heaven of delight–His faithful love towards you never varies or fluctuates!

by Charles Spurgeon