Weekly Reading

Love Beyond Measure


“For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.” (John 3:16 AMPC) 

When we cook following a recipe, we use the measurements given for each ingredient.  If we go beyond the recommend amount, i.e.; flour, sugar, salt, etc. it will not turn out right. People unfortunately have made a recipe book for love.  They have set measurements to what degree and how much love they are willing to give. The Strong’s Complete Dictionary of the bible defines measure as a portion, proportion, fixed quantity, and moderation. So, the amount of love given could come in a portioned quantity seasoned with contingencies.

The bible lets us know that God’s love has no hidden agenda to it.  Out of all the four different types of loves mentioned in the bible, Agape, Phileo, Storge, and Eros, God possesses the greatest one which is Agape.  Agape is selfless, sacrificial, and unconditional, which makes it the highest love in all the bible.  When sin penetrated man’s soul, this didn’t deter God’s Agape love one iota, “But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us” (Romans 5:8AMPC).  This same unselfish love is also required by the Lord for us to possess, “Beloved, if God loved us so [very much], we also ought to love one another” (1 John 4:11).  This kind of love is something that didn’t click with Peter (John 21:17) when Jesus asked him three times if he loved Him.  Peter continued to respond to Jesus confirming a Phileo love. God’s love is supereminence which transcends and exalts exceedingly beyond all measures. His expectation of our love is not based on a fixed quantity or a love given in moderation but commanded to go over and above, “This is My commandment: that you love one another [just] as I have loved you” (John 15:12). Throw away the measuring cup for your love recipe, and begin treating and loving each other beyond any measure.

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