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Today’s 333 Devotional: “Just Because”
While Valentine’s Day is over and gone; God’s love for us never will be.
God loves us deeply and He longs for everyone to experience the fullness of that love. If we want real love, ideal love, perfect love, it’s only found in God’s love for us.
One small but significant aspect of God’s love is that God loves us “just because.”
Why “just because,” because we are special treasures and God desires to draw us into a deeper love relationship. Therefore, He lures us away from those things that compete for our affection.
“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, with lovingkindness I have drawn you.” (Jeremiah 31:3)
Every minute of every day since we heard and met with God, He’s been pursuing a love relationship with us, seeking to draw us close as a mother draws her child unto herself. He wants us near Him.
God loves us “just because,” and therefore His love defies logic, but it still has reason.
First, it’s because God’s love for us is a part of His very nature. God is love.
Second, He loves us because He made us, and while sin has destroyed some of that design, God still loves us because each of us are of unique value to Him. He made us to have a relationship with Him. We’ve been made in His image and according to His likeness, and so within us lays the potential of an intimate relationship.
Finally, He loves us because He knows what we’ll become as we dwell with Him for all eternity in joyful fellowship.
Deuteronomy 10:15 says God set His affection upon His people to love them, because He chose to. It says He “fastened” His love upon them. This word shows a tenacious tenderness toward those who have responded to this love and have chosen Him above all else; therefore, God’s love will hold onto us and won’t let us go.
And so, God loves us just because!
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