If God could point you to something greater He would…

The origin of love

1 John 4:8 (NIV)
…God is love.

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God is love.

It’s not just that He loves perfectly but love originates in Him.

So He can’t do anything unloving and everything He does, He does it out of love.

Now following that logic, God wants you to be consumed with what brings you greatest joy and satisfaction.

So whatever is good and great He wants you to have.

And God being bigger than life or anything we can get our heads around, wouldn’t let us just settle for something less than the best—that wouldn’t be loving.

The most sinister act in the universe

Don’t call me a heretic but if my logic is correct—if God could point you to something greater than Himself He would do it. And He would do it because that’s who He is.

But there isn’t.

There’s nothing better, more beautiful, more perfect, more amazing than God Himself.

This means that for Him not to draw you to Himself in worship and complete surrender would not be loving.

We read verses like the following and think God must be an egotistical maniac:

Isaiah 48:11 For my own sake, for my own sake, I do it, for how should my name be profaned? My glory I will not give to another.

Isaiah 43:7  everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory,

Isaiah 49:3  And he said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.”

But for Him not to demand glory for Himself and nothing else would be the most hateful and unloving thing He could do.

It would be the most sinister act in the universe

The most loving act in the universe

He’s not an egotistical maniac He is the perfect expression of love.

Everything good and perfect thing comes from Him…..Everything! (James 1:17)

To not demand our affection is to allow us to pursue something empty of any worth. For God to watch us struggle in a cosmic obstacle course competing for a prize that is not there would be sinister.

But He doesn’t.

Instead, he calls out to us:

Out in the open wisdom calls aloud,
    she raises her voice in the public square;
on top of the wall she cries out,
    at the city gate she makes her speech:
“How long will you who are simple love your simple ways?

    How long will mockers delight in mockery
    and fools hate knowledge?
Repent at my rebuke!
    Then I will pour out my thoughts to you,
    I will make known to you my teachings.
(Proverbs 1:20-23 (NIV)

If God could point you to something greater He would but He can’t because there isn’t.

So He does the most loving thing in the universe and calls you to Himself.

8 thoughts on “If God could point you to something greater He would…

  1. Excellent post Benjamin! Not only did your summation need to be said, but I would have had much difficulty saying it any better than you did. I’m going to repost your post because the truth you articulated really needs to be taken to heart. Thank you so much. Grace and blessings!

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting Bruce. Also thanks for the repost.

      God Bless

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  2. I can’t remember hearing the message that out of God’s perfect love if there was anything greater for Him to recommend to us than Himself He would. What a remarkabky sweet and delightful thought to carry through life. Certainly God breathed! I’m so glad to receive this today! I am going to pass it along because that’s the best thought I can possibly share!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading, commenting and sharing janjoy. I’m honored.

      God bless!

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