God’s Love for You Lasts Forever
By Rick Warren
“The LORD is good; his love is eternal and his faithfulness lasts forever.” Psalm 100:5 (GNT)
Nobody loves you like God loves you. In fact, God says, “I have loved you . . . with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself” (Jeremiah 31:3 NLT).
No matter how much people love each other, that love always fails in some way. For example, I love my wife dearly, but I fail her sometimes. I’ve failed my kids despite how much I love them. I love the members of Saddleback Church, but I have failed them at different points.
But the Bible says that God has an everlasting and unfailing love. God even says that his love draws you to him.
You need to understand two aspects of God’s love:
God’s love is unconditional. God’s love doesn’t say, “I love you if . . .” That’s conditional. Conditional love says things like, "I love you if you love me. I love you if you please me. I love you if you’re good looking.” That's not real love. What happens when someone loses their good looks? What happens when you find someone else more interesting? Do you just stop loving them? That kind of love it conditional love.
But God’s love for you says, “I love you, period. I love you even though you don't always love me, you're not always consistent, and you don't always do the right thing.”
God’s love is consistent. It’s not fickle. It's not unpredictable. Maybe you grew up with inconsistent parents. Inconsistent parents create insecure kids. A man once said to me, “I never knew if my dad was going to slug me or hug me. He was unpredictable.” That’s inconsistent love.
But with God, you’ll never have to ask, “Will God love me today?” His love is eternal. Psalm 100:5 says, “The LORD is good; his love is eternal and his faithfulness lasts forever” (GNT).
No matter what you’ve done, who you’ve done it with, or how long you’ve done it, God’s love for you will last forever.
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