Psalm 94:18 When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 1 John 4:10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.If it were true that what we do increases or decreases God's love for us, then it would be reasonable to believe He loves Beth more. But His Word is clear: when we slip, when we sin, when we don't even love God - still, He loves us. So, that woman who does everything better than you, the one who is more successful, the one who never messes up; God doesn't love her more than He loves you. 2. God's love is too massive to be measured.
Psalm 36:5 Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Psalm 107:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Ephesians 3:17-19 And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.Quite simply, God's love has no limits. We cannot measure it. Can.not. And if we cannot measure it, how can we possibly say He has more love for Beth than He does for us? We cannot. Because He does not. 3. God's love is not like ours.
Psalm 86:5 You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. Psalm 86:15 But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails.As humans, we are prone to show partiality. It is common for us to love some people more than we love others. But God doesn't love like we do. God's Word tells us His love abounds - it isn't held back. He loves with perfect love. Not partial love. 4. It's impossible.
John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.The Bible says there is no greater love than the love of one who lay down his life for his friends. That is just what Jesus did. He laid down His life for me. And for you. And for Beth. So each one of us is a recipient of His no-greater-love. And if we each possess this no-greater-love, then it is impossible for God to love Beth more. Because the love He has for Beth is no greater than the love He has for you. Or for me. Or for anyone else. If you've been struggling with comparing yourself to someone else, feeling like you have to fight your way to get in line for God's love, I pray this post is an encouragement and assurance to you today.
1 John 3:16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.