How Can We See the Depth of Jesus’ Love for Us?

In a culture where we use the word “love” to describe our affection for things as trivial as candy and then turn ar0und to use it in an intimate expression toward a spouse, we need some helping qualifying the statement “Jesus love me”.  images (20)

What are we talking about when we refer to Jesus’ love for those who trust him?  How do we measure the depth of that love?  In his Holy Week devotional, Love to the Uttermost, John Piper gives four ways the depth of Christ’s love is revealed:

  1. We will see the depth of Christ’s love for us by the greatness of what it costs him.
  2. We will see the depth of Christ’s love for us by how little we deserve it.
  3. We will see the depth of Christ’s love for us by the greatness of the benefits we receive in being loved by him.
  4. We will see the depth of Christ’s love for us by the freedom with which he loves us (that is, there are no constraints on his love).
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About Brent Osterberg

Ransomed sinner, husband to Keri, father to the kiddos three, associate pastor at Calvary Bible Church in Fort Worth, TX, and lover of most things epic. View all posts by Brent Osterberg

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