Surely you have asked yourself this question and at times you have come to doubt whether God feels love for you, but the answer is that His love for you is infinite and knows no bounds.
“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea; I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee”; Jeremiah 31:3.
Never doubt God’s love for you. John 3:16 says: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Here we have a proof of how great God’s love for us is; it is so great that He was able to give His only son to give us eternal life.
It’s impressive, isn’t it? Maybe some people will say it’s no big deal, but can you imagine how important you are to God? So much so that he was able to give up his son, just for love of you.
God commands Abraham to sacrifice Isaac
If you have a child, and someone came to tell you that you should sacrifice his life for love of another person, would you do it? Abraham did it in obedience to God.
“And it came to pass after these things, that God tested Abraham and said unto him. Abraham! And he said, Behold, here I am. And He said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah, and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.” Genesis 22:1-2.
So Abraham did, just as God had instructed him. “And Abraham rose up early in the morning and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him and Isaac his son; and he cleaved the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up and went unto the place of which God had told him.” Genesis 22:3.
Later, in verse 12 it says, “And the angel of the LORD cried unto him from heaven, saying, Stretch out not thy hand upon the lad, nor do anything unto him: for I know that thou fearest God, because thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son, from me.”
Amazing, isn’t it? What was Abraham going to think was just a test of God, and by obeying God’s voice, he was blessed.
“But God commendeth His love toward us in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8.