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28/08/2021 / Test All Things

God Is Love

“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.”
(1st John 4:16-17)

He is a God of love. His name is that: “God is love.” The attraction of love is unspeakable in its power, in its sweetness, in its loveliness. In the comprehensive view that faith sometimes gets of it, it is wonderful. “God is love;” and this enables and emboldens the sinner to whom the beautiful sight is given, to go to God notwithstanding all his badness and baseness, his hypocrisy, his murders, his thefts, and every other evil. He goes to the great God, whose Name, whose nature, is love.

Seek this God of love, my friends; you will never, never find relief out of Him, apart from Him. If you have a heart for it, attend to it. If you have an urging, go on. If you find enlargement, pursue.
This great God says, “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found.” (Isaiah 55:6)

“For this shall everyone pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him” (Psalm 32:6) who seeks the LORD.

Seek Him “while he may be found.”

Why, when may He be found?

In Trouble:

“Call upon me in the day of trouble, I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.” (Psalm 50:15)

In Necessity:

“Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.” (Psalm 81:10)

In Felt Darkness:

“With thee is the fountain of life: in thy light we see light.” (Psalm 36:9)

“O send out thy light and thy truth; let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.” (Psalm 43:3)

– James Popham

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