A Devoted Love!

23 11 2013

21909694_sWe are in a series called what is Love Anyway? Today we are looking at the fourth distinct use of the word Love in the bible, dowd found in Ezekiel 16. To read all of this series on love scroll back to The Beatitudes of Love, 11/9/2013.

“‘Later I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your naked body. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Sovereign LORD, and you became mine.”

Eze 16:8

Dowd means to love as a friend, or uncle. This type of love is not a sexual love, but rather the love of a fraternal type. Man often make the Love of God 13429691_ssomething it is not. God’s love is always kind, compassionate and he delights in us, that is what pure love is, it is the love of a devoted father for his child.

Now read this passage again, thinking this time of God as a devoted father, who seeing his daughter is old enough to drive the family’s car, sits down and speaks of the conditions for using the family car. This kind of love is devoted, establishing boundaries (covenant) providing safety and provision for the daughter he loves!

I rejoice as we understand this devoted love, we understand the depth of protection and provision God can and will provide his children.

Blessings and Complete Joy, Millie

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