Monday, June 15, 2015

Monday's Quote: Why Does God Love You?

Here's another quote from The Sovereignty of God by Arthur W. Pink; this one deals with why God loves His chosen:
When we say that God is Sovereign in the exercise of His love, we mean that He loves whom He chooses.  God does not love everybody; if He did, He would love the Devil.  Why does not God love the Devil?  Because there is nothing in him to love; because there is nothing in him to attract the heart of God.  Nor is there anything to attract God's love in any of the fallen sons of Adam, for all of them are, by nature, "children of wrath"  (Eph. 2:3).  If then there is nothing in any member of the human race to attract God's love, and if, notwithstanding, He does love some, then it necessarily follows that the cause of His love must be found in Himself, which is only another way of saying that the exercise of God's love towards the fallen sons of men is according to His own good pleasure.
Isn't that humbling?  God doesn't love us because of anything that we've done or anything that we are; He loves us because He loves us.  Isn't that wonderful!  If we haven't done anything to earn His love, we can't do anything to lose it.  How comforting!

What do you think about this quote?  Do you find it humbling, comforting, or both?

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