Why, God.

In my last few posts, I have attempted to, in a small way, explain the fundamental reasons why God does what He does. It was in no way designed to be comprehensive, but I believe that it was enough to engage our hearts.

I mentioned before that my final piece would be the one to tie it up all and to give a reason we can anchor on to as our basis of trust in the face of all life’s variations.

[5] And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
[6] And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Revelation 1:5-6

Something I previously established was that the actions of God are done with Him as the reference point. What I mean is this: we sometimes think that because we like something or think it to be good, therefore, God must necessarily see it as that, and make himself and His resources available to the performance of the same.

Well, I think our life experiences have probably informed us that it doesn’t work that way.

So, do we have any insight as to the Character of the workings of God? Whilst we may not be ‘sure’ as to what God will do, do we have any idea what to expect in terms of substance?

In the verse above, we find a phrase: unto Him that loved us. This, to my mind, is the strongest basis for the believer, that the workings of God in and through Christ (concerning the world, more with the believer) are motivated by Love.

The most profound work of God towards the world was motivated by Love. The Apostle John wrote: “for God so loved the world…”, and as we know, this led to the singular and most pivotal event in the history of creation, that is, the entrance of God into His creation as a creature.

There is no stronger driving force. It is the ultimate force, the most foundational motivation. Thus, we can sustain trust that, whilst as yet it does not yet appear what our outcome would be, we can be certain that God will act towards us in a manner motivated by His Love.

This is very profound. Not in an emotional, butterfly, fluctuating way. Rather it is something much more consistent, structured, and constructive. Something that does not fail.

When Love determines a goal, It sustains the willingness and the capacity to pay the price required for that outcome. We see in our contextual verse, that the intention was to make us Kings and Priest unto God and the route was by washing us with His blood. The blood wasn’t going to be ‘magically’ siphoned from Him, but rather via cruel nails firmly fixed to a rugged cross. A bitter fate.

Yet, He was willing to undergo all that. Why?

Unto him that loved us…

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