Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Love of God

Barry Maxwell has been considering Martin Luther's Heidelburg Disputation and shares these insights:
God loves in us the reflection of his glory in Christ, implanted by the Holy Spirit. The Father loves the Son supremely as there is nothing more lovable. And for him to love us as he’s promised he conforms us to Christ (Rom 8.29), so that we can share in the very thing that pleases him above all else. There is no greater pleasure in the universe than that which pleases God, and by our union with Christ God lets us share in that pleasure. God creates what is pleasing to him: people who reflect the excellencies of his Son.

The more we try to be worthy of that pleasure the less of it we will enjoy. The more we believe Christ has done all and is all, the more we experience God’s love.


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