How Can You Measure God’s Love
1 John 4:7
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
God has given us the capacity to love; we love our families, friends and some people we have come to know throughout our lives. When you are born of God (Born Again) we know in our hearts that Christ has given us the capacity to love one another as Christ loves us. We learn to overcome the selfish feelings of hurt that we know isn’t from God but from the one who is in the world (satan) and satan wants to separate us from people and will try in everyway possible to break up friendships, families and especially marriages that God has put together to glorify Him in this world.
“Those who cling to worthless idols
turn away from God’s love for them.
But sadly, there are people that turn from God and go their own way for a while finding things to fill the love they really are looking for, things or people of this world but in reality the only One that loves you and can fill you in ways that satisfying for the soul is God and His love, it really cannot be measured because it’s so big it cannot be contained.
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
And we are chosen and set apart for Him to do good works in this world such as loving others as He loves us. So set aside the things that you desperately want to obtain and look deeply towards the One that has deep love and compassion for you. You have been chosen to walk with Him and do love others as He has called you to do, being called is a privilege not a burden, so walk with Him and love the ones that at times can be unlovable because we know Christ loves them too.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.