The Love of God

The Love of God

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell.
It goes beyond the highest star
And reaches to the lowest hell.

The love of God is greater far Than tongue or pen can ever tell. How much does God love us?  God is infinite; God is the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end. God is timeless, having only created time for us, His creation. In Genesis, we see the first words God spoke to us, In the beginning, God. Near the end of His Word, He tells us I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. and Even under his wings, Day and night they never stop saying: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.

Not only is God timeless, but love is of the very essence of His nature; it is one of His unchanging attributes.God Is Love. God can’t love us more, and He can’t love us less. As part of His unchangingness, He simply loves.The wonderful thing is, God loves us despite ourselves! He knew before the foundation of the world, that before the dew was dry in the Garden, that we would choose to rebel and reject Him, But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

 It goes beyond the highest star And reaches to the lowest hell. God’s love knows no limits in terms of time or space. If God is love, then because God is also everywhere, in all places, at all times, then His love is also boundless, timeless, and limitless. We should be in thanks always, because  he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever. He is always with us having promised I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee

The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled
And pardoned from his sin.

The guilty pair, bowed down with care, God gave His Son to win; What did God give his Son to win?  Victory over enemies, victory over sin, and victory over death!

For the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

His erring child He reconciled And pardoned from his sin. Who is the erring child? Well we all are of course. For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, and there is none righteous, no not one. We have all sinned, or fallen short of the mark in comparison to God’s perfection and holiness, and our sin has separated us from Him.In fact, He can not even look upon our sin.

But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity:

But, God is love. God loves us; God created us to be with Him forever in harmony and fellowship. Now what? God had that worked out before He even created us!

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

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.

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ,

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made;
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.

We cannot even comprehend, much less describe the breadth and width of God’s love for us. We could fill the oceans with ink, turn every stalk of grass into a pen, and would not be able to write it. And every man a scribe by trade; Every man a scribe. A scribe is one whose life is simply writing, copying, and transcribing. We could have oceans full of ink, a pen in every hand, all writing as if it were our living, and still we could never describe in words the great love of God.

Nor could the scroll contain the whole,Though stretched from sky to sky. Even if we had all of the above, and though we could describe God’s infinite love, there would never be enough room to write it, even if we wrapped the Earth in the scroll containing it.

O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song.

Then saint’s and angels song. The saints, those redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus Christ, and those angels who never chose to rebel and be cast from His Heaven; those will be the ones who will sing that song. It shall forevermore endure. Forevermore. Eternity. No more time. We will all be in some eternal state, whether singing the saints and angels song, or separated from Him forever.

Will you be singing?


 

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell.
It goes beyond the highest star
And reaches to the lowest hell.
The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled
And pardoned from his sin.

O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song.

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made;
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.

The Love of God by Frederick M. Lehman. Performed by the Gaithers featuring Joy Gardner, Guy Penrod, and David Phelps


This has nothing to to with the post, but I found it looking for the other video, and it is simply amazing!

Steve Vai performs “For The Love of God” live with the Holland Metropole Orchestra, 2005, featuring orchestration by Chris Opperman.

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