A Study of the Love of God – Inspirational Bible Verses

Psalm 136 26 Gods loveThe basis of all that exists, everything that we are and believe, and all of our human experience is love.

God loves every fiber of our being; He loves us for who we are. Jesus loves us when we struggle, when we are broken, and when we fail – no matter our circumstance He always loves us. There is comfort in the fact that in Christ we do not have to act or behave a certain way, as the love of God engulfs us.

The love of God is not affected by our past, and He does not hold our failings against us. With all our defects, imperfections, and flaws the love of God rises to meet our each and every need. The love of God will never remind us of our past shortcomings and disappointments as His love is constant in all situations. His love never falters, waivers or fails.

There are no limits to God’s love. With the only true love in existence His love will never say, “I do not love you any more”. Not only is He in love with us, His love is in us, placed inside our hearts and souls by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Human love is full of tragedy and failure. Our limited understanding of love is based on our personal circumstances. We are born with an innate desire to be loved, placed in our soul and spirit by God. In the human experience, we spend our live searching for love, finding love, or being broken by love. Only in Christ by His grace can we find the love our soul desperately wants and needs. We cannot measure love by our human experience because we as humans fail. As we find ourselves broken by the frailty of our mortal love, we will find that the love of God is our healing.

God’s love tells us, “I love you for who you are, not for your accomplishments or what you will become”. Having the assurance that His love is infinite means we can bare every fiber of our inner soul to Him, even the strange, twisted, messed-up pieces of ourselves without the fear of being rejected. In the human element we strive to improve ourselves so that we can be the best for someone to love us and to give our best love in return. But in Christ, it is in our failings, fallings, and in our frailty that His love is purposed, as the grace of God explodes with love saturating, inundating and marinating our hearts. It is in our weakness that His love makes us strong.

He loves you for you, and that love will never change. His love will comfort our every heartache, and heal the brokenness in each and every one of us.

The following words were written on the walls of a small, narrow room in an American insane asylum by a man who was said to be demented. These deep, meaningful and profound lines were discovered when they buried him. The spirit knows what the flesh cannot grasp.

The love of God is greater far, than tongue or pen can ever tell;
It goes beyond the highest star, and reaches to the lowest hell;
The guilty pair, bowed down with care, God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled, and pardoned from his sin
Could we with ink the ocean fill, and were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill, and every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above, would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole, though stretched from sky to sky.
Oh, love of God, how rich and pure, How measureless and strong.
It shall forevermore endure – The saints’ and angels’ song.

Psalm 136:26 Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.

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  1. You have convinced me for sure.Thanks.

    • Thank you Hasmukh – Your visits always warm my heart – Blessings Darrell

    • WASHING OF WATER? EPHESIANS 5:26 BY STEVE FINNELL

      What does the washing of water found in Ephesians 5:26 mean? Should you, as a believer in Christ, look to creed books and Bible commentaries for the answer to that question or should you look to translations of the Bible for truth? Do you want to trust men or do you want to trust God’s written word?

      Ephesians 5:25-26…just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for it, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, (NKJV)

      How did Christ sanctify and cleanse the church? The church is the body of Christ. The church is comprised of Christians. How did Christ sanctify and cleanse the church?

      Ephesians 5:26 to make her holy and clean, washed by baptism and God’s word;(The Living Bible- Paraphrased)

      Ephesians 5:26 that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word, (KJV)

      Ephesians 5:26 in order to make her holy, cleaning her with the baptismal water by the Word. (Weymouth New testament)

      Ephesians 5:26 He did this to make her holy by washing her in a bath of water with the word. (Common English Bible)

      Ephesians 5:26 He made the church holy by the power of his word, and he made it pure by washing it with water.(Contemporary English Version)

      Ephesians 5:26 In order that he might sanctify it, purifying [it] by the washing of water by [the] word, (Darby Translation)

      Ephesians 5:26 He died to make the church holy. He used the telling of the Good News to make the church clean by washing it with water. (ERV-Easy-to-Read-Version)

      Ephesians 5:26 He did this to make the church holy by cleaning it,washing it using water along with the spoken words. (God’s Word Translation)

      Ephesians 5:26 He did this to dedicate the church to God by his word, after making it clean by washing it in water, (Good News Translation)

      Ephesians 5:26 He did this to make the church holy by cleansing it, washing it using water alone with the spoken words. (Names of God Bible)

      Ephesians 5:26 so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, (New American Standard Bible)

      Ephesians 5:26 He did that so that he might make the church people holy, when they were washed with water by God’s word. (World English N.T.)

      Do you really want leave the interpretation of Ephesians 5:26 to others,why would you not read it and believe what it says?

      Is God smart enough to guide men to accurately translate the Bible?

      Two choices: 1. Trust God’s written word, the BIBLE. or 2. Trust preachers, priests, pastors, Bible commentators, the man on the street, your friends and relatives or creed books, for the truth and nothing but the truth.

      Mark 16:16 “He who believes and is baptized will be saved….(NKJV)

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  2. Oh that we would not fall into the trap of measuring God’s love by the way we love. Awesome post. Lenten blessings to you. Doug

  3. God’s love is so awesome and abundant. It doing not matter what state your mind is in the Lord will move in it when it is open to receive it. The Grace of God words can not describe it but we walk in it with in.

  4. “The spirit knows what the mind cannot grasp.” Amen! Well said. Thanks for sharing this. These words written on the wall of the asylum just proves again how God’s love transcends all human understanding or mental faculties. That absolutely NOTHING can separate us from His love! (Rom.8:35-39) Blessings.

  5. i agree Darrell, we have a limited understanding of love!! The writing on the wall is so sad and yet so beautiful, Our LORD’s love and His Spirit is stronger than any dementia.

  6. One of my favorite hymns is The Love of God for it is true, NOTHING can compare with it. Thank you Darrell for reminding us – we must not assume but appreciate it.
    It will bring praise to my readers’ lips if I post it on my blog. OK on Sunday March 16?
    Thanks – no posting without approval.
    Love Him
    Evelyn

  7. its really touched my soul , how true the love of God for each one of us.

  8. its really touched my soul , how true the love of God for each one of us. I was a sinner still he loved me, I grieved HIM the and HE gave HIS only begotten son, to die and make atonement for my sins.

  9. A HERMENEUTICS LESSON

    HERMENEUTICS IS THE SCIENCE OF INTERPRETATION OF THE SCRIPTURES. ISOLATING VERSES OF SCRIPTURE TO PROVE A POINT OF DOCTRINE IS A COMMON PRACTICE, BUT IT IS NOT A VALID SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING GOD’S WORD.

    Let us answer the question: What must I do to be saved under the terms of the New Covenant? All Christians from the Day of Pentecost, until the present, were and are saved under the terms of the New Covenant, also called the New Testament.

    WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?

    1. Believe in Jesus. (John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.)

    Is this verse true? Yes, but does it include all the requirements for salvation? No, it does not. It does not say that all you have to do to be saved is believe in Jesus. Even demons believe that Jesus is the Son of God.(Luke 8:26-31)

    2. Believe and be baptized. (Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.)

    Is this verse true? Yes, but it does not detail all that men have believe and do to be saved.

    3. Confess and believe. (Romans 10:9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;)

    This verse is true, but is does not include all of the requirements for salvation.

    4. Call on the name of the Lord. (Acts 2: 21 ‘And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’)

    Is this verse true? Yes. Does this verse explain the meaning of calling on the name of the Lord? No, it does not. All of the relevant verses concerning salvation and forgiveness of sin are needed to understand what is meant by calling on the name of the Lord. Being obedient to the gospel is calling on the name of the Lord. Saying the man-made sinner’s prayer is not calling on the name of the Lord. There is no verse of Scripture that includes a sinner’s prayer under the New Covenant.

    5. Be born of water and Spirit.(John 3:5 Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter the kingdom of God.)

    Is this verse true? Yes, but it does not explain the process to be born of water and the Spirit.

    6. By grace through faith. (Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;)

    Is this verse true? Of course it is. We have the opportunity for salvation because of God’s grace, however, this verse does not say that we are saved by grace alone nor does it say we are saved by faith only. Salvation is the gift mentioned in this verse.

    7. Be buried with Christ in baptism. (Romans 6:4-5 Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in the newness of life. 5 For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection,)

    Are these verses true? Yes, but baptism alone is not the only requirement in order to walk in newness of life. Unsaved men do not walk in newness of life. We are told to walk in a new life after we are baptized. We are not told to walk in a new life the minute we believe. Water baptism is the final step to becoming saved.

    8. Water baptism. (1 Peter 3:21 Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you—not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience—through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.)

    Is it true that water baptism saves us? Yes, but this verse does not say, baptism alone, saves us.

    9. Be baptized calling on His name. (Acts 22:16 Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name!)

    Is this verse true? Yes, but it does not list all of the requirements for salvation?

    10. Repent. (Acts 3:19 Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.)

    Is this verse true? Of course it is, however, it is not all one has to do to have sins forgiven. Repentance is making the intellectual commitment to turn from sin and unbelief and to turn toward God.

    11. Baptized into Christ. (Galatians 3:27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.)

    Is this verse true? Yes, however, you cannot be baptized into Christ unless you believe, confess, and repent prior to being baptized. You are not clothed with Christ the minute you believe. You are not clothed with Christ the minute you confess. You are not clothed with Christ the minute you repent. You are clothed with Christ the minute you are baptized into Him.

    12. Repent and be baptized. (Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the holy Spirit.)

    Is this verse true? Yes, but is does mean that you can have your sins forgiven without having faith and confessing Jesus as the Son of God? No.

    13. Believe in the Lord Jesus. (Acts 16:30-31…”Sirs what must I do to be saved? 31 They said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”)

    Is this verse true? Yes, however, it doe not state that men are saved by “faith only.”

    WHAT DOES GOD DO SO YOU MAY BE SAVED?

    1. God provides a Savior in Jesus Christ. (1 John 4:10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.)

    2. God makes His grace available to all men. (Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men.)

    WHAT MUST YOU DO TO BE SAVED?

    1. You must believe. (John 3:16)

    2. You must confess. (Romans 10:9-10, Acts 8:37)

    3. You must repent. (Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19)

    4. You must be baptized. (Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38)

    WHAT MUST YOU DO TO SAY SAVED?

    1. You must remain faithful until death. (Revelation 2:11, Matthew 10:22)

    ——————————————————————————

    The Bible says we are saved by grace. It does not say we are saved by grace alone.

    The Bible says we are saved by believing in Jesus. It does not say we are saved by faith alone.

    The Bible says we are saved by confessing Jesus as Lord and believing that God raised him from the dead. It does not say that confessing Him and believing in His resurrection alone, that we will be saved.

    The Bible does say we must repent in order to have our sins forgiven. The Bible does not say that repentance alone saves us.

    The Bible teaches us that water baptism is for the forgiveness of sins and that it saves us. It does not say that water baptism alone saves us.

    In a honest hermeneutical approach to the question “What are we saved by? The answer has to include the following:

    GRACE
    FAITH
    REPENTANCE
    CONFESSION
    WATER BAPTISM

    Which one of God’s requirements for salvation can we eliminate and still be saved?

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