Do We Deserve God’s Love?

Do we deserve God’s love? A Google search will quickly reveal the consensus is no, we don’t. But is this even a valid question?

When God created humans, he did so because he wanted to share his love and relationship with us. Whether we deserved to be created and loved wasn’t part of the equation. And I’m pretty sure he wasn’t surprised when sin happened. He knew it was the highly probable, if not inevitable, result of free will. Before it happened, he already had a plan for salvation and redemption.

Do we deserve God’s love? Wrong question. How much does God love the world? He gave his only son for us. How wide and long and high and deep is God’s love for us? His unfailing love is as vast as the heavens and nothing can ever separate us from his love in Christ (Psalm 36:5 and Romans 8:35).

Because God is love (1 John 4:8), we don’t have to worry about deserving, earning or losing his love. He loves us unconditionally and forever, simply because of who he is.

Author: ttkach

Writer, cyclist, paper-crafter, mom, gardener.

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