Friday, May 19, 2006

John Stott on love

From 'The Message of Romans,' P144

'In order to grasp this (the death of Christ showing God's love for us) we need to remember that the essence of love is giving, for God so loved the world that He gave His only son... (John 3:16) the Son of God loved me and gave Himself for me' (Gal 2:20). Moreover the degree of love is measured partly by the costliness of the gift to the giver, and partly by the worthiness or unworthiness of the beneficiary. The more the gift costs the giver, and the less the recipient deserves it, the greater the love is seen to be. Measured by these standards, God's love in Christ is absolutely unique. For in sending His Son to die for sinners, he was giving everything, His very self, to those who deserved nothing except fom Him except His judgement'

Wow! Feeling very loved right now!

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