Pastor Tim Romero
2 minutes reading time (306 words)
Hosea 11:8 (ESV): "8 How can I give you up, O Ephraim? How can I hand you over, O Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim? My heart recoils within me; my compassion grows warm and tender."
The love of God is not like any other kind of love man can experience. His love never wanes, never grows cold, never ceases. You can't out sin His love for you. May that thought fill your mind and express itself through your attitudes and actions daily. His love never fails!
The nation of Israel was considered a harlot to God. They had repeatedly abused His kindness and patience by worshipping other gods. Yet God never stops loving this nation. His love remains the same all the while His compassion increases as their waywardness abounds. Thus Hosea goes on to pen in Hosea 11:9 "for I am God and not a man." No one loves like Him!
If you're reading this right now you need to know God loves you far more than you could ever imagine. No matter how badly you've messed up or are messing up, He loves you! Does He want you to change? Yes! However, even in your rebellion, His love remains. Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ (Rom 8:35). Get it through your head, He loves you! That is why He chastens those in sin because He loves us. Amen?
Father, what can we say but thank You for loving us the way You do. Even in our worst moments in life Your love never changes. Forgive us for ever doubting Your love. May this thought become so real to us that it changes our lives in the here and now we pray in Jesus' name, amen.