Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Triune Love Produced, Known, and Displayed in the Divinely Redeemed (Family Worship lesson in 1John 4:7–19)

In what way does true love display God? Pastor leads his family in today’s “Hopewell @Home” passage. 1John 4:7–19 prepares us for the opening portion of Morning Public Worship on the coming Lord’s Day. In these thirteen verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that genuine love is only that love which comes by new birth, because its source is that love that God has within Himself as Father, Son, and Spirit. We know that love because in giving the Son, He has given Himself. And, in giving the Spirit, He has given us the ability to know the Father and the Son and therefore to know the Divine love of God in giving the Son to become a propitiation, and therefore to become a Man so that He could die and atone for us. The only-begotten Son is the full display of God to us; and though not a full display, the Spirit-born love of believers is yet a true display of God in us. Of course, this Divine love has God Himself as its first and great object, so that when we see the Son on the judgment throne, our hearts will be so full of love to Him (for first loving us!) that there will be no room in our hearts on that day for fear. Hallelujah!
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