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angelwind
Jan 12th 2009, 03:34 PM
"Loved unto the End"


For the Lord will not cast off for ever. (Lamentations 3:31)

He may cast away for a season but not forever. A woman may leave off her ornaments for a few days, but she will not forget them or throw them upon the dunghill. It is not like the Lord to cast off those whom He loves, for "having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end." Some talk of our being in grace and out of it, as if we were like rabbits that run in and out of their burrows; but, indeed, it is not so. The Lord's love is a far more serious and abiding matter than this.



He chose us from eternity, and He will love us throughout eternity. He loved us so as to die for us, and we may therefore be sure that His love will never die. His honor is so wrapped up in the salvation of the believer that He can no more cast him of than He can cast off His own robes of office as King of glory. No, no! The Lord Jesus, as a Head, never casts off His members; as a Husband, He never casts off His bride. Did you think you were cast off? Why did you think so evil of the Lord who has betrothed you to Himself? Cast off such thoughts, and never let them lodge in your soul again. "The Lord hath not cast away his people which he foreknew" (Romans 11:2). "He hateth putting away" (Malachi 2:16)



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Well, a little light went on in my head today after reading this devotional. I have always wondered why God did not just wipe out Adam and Eve...in the garden...just eliminate them from the start...and myself and a million others when we sinned against him...now I'm getting it...He loved His own from the beginning...from eternity...before He made the heavens and the earth...He loved His people...His elect...WOW!!!!!

Lord strengthen Your flock in this truth of Your unfailing love...cause it to bear much fruit in our lives...bringing You the glory that belongs to you to alone.

And call Your people today...open their ears to hear the gospel and give them the gift of saving faith...in all parts of the globe...in Jesus name I pray.

MercyChild
Jan 12th 2009, 05:07 PM
Awesome information. It is great just to know who much God loves us, right from the beginning. Thank you for sharing your devotion!:hug: