Because of His Love

April 4
Deuteronomy 7:6–9

It is because the LORD loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, that the LORD has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
Illustration by Gustave Doré

Illustration by Gustave Doré

Why did God deliver the people of Israel out of slavery in Egypt? Because he loved his people. Simple enough, right? God’s love is immeasurable and unfathomable. He chose the Israelites hundreds of years prior, heard the cry of his people, and remembered his covenant. A love like this is rarely experienced by humans. We let one another down. We hurt each other. We fail. Our love becomes broken. That’s why God’s love is so unbelievable. His love never fails. Just when we think he’s forgotten us or we’ve done something to lose his love, God reminds us once again of his love.

If God’s deliverance of his people from Egypt was a display of his great love, what was the sending of his Son, Jesus? Earlier in this Lent season we were reminded of John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son.” There is no clearer picture of God’s love then the sending of his son, Jesus. When we feel forgotten, broken, lost, or unloved, remember God demonstrated his love for you over 2000 years ago by sending his son, Jesus, to defeat sin, death, and hell. God remembers his people and regardless of what has happened continues to love them.

Reflection

  1. What does it mean to you that God loves you?
  2. What are ways God has demonstrated his love for you throughout your life?
  3. How does God’s unfailing love for you free you to love and serve him?