God’s Selfless Love

16 11 2013

21909694_sWe are in a series called: What is Love Anyway? Last time we looked at the self-focused, self-gratifying love which opens the bible. Now we look at the second word, chashaq which means to cling, to join, to delight in. This Hebrew word is always used  in reference to God

“The LORD did not set his affection (in the KJV – they use the word love) on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples.”

Deu 7:7  NIV

Chashaq is a selfless kind of love which is a building block in the Love of God. Unlike our human love Dad selfless lovewhich is always self-focused and self-gratifying, the love of God delights in us as He desires to be in relationship with us, despite our humanness.

In Hezekiah’s thanksgiving-song recorded in Isa 38 we see him write of God:

“Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back.”

Isa 38:17  NIV

Even then, God’s selfless love was a light in the darkness calling out to a fallen creation there is another way, there is more to love than selfishness.

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

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