God has amazingly demonstrated to the world the greatest love anyone can ever express. We learn what true love is when we look to God and His Word. Before taking a glimpse at God’s love let us look at some misguided views about God’s love that some in this world have ascribed to Him...
1. Misguided Views of God’s Love
Many people today have a false impression about God and His love for the world. Some people think that if God truly loved them, He would tolerate their sinful lifestyle, or meet their expectations and fulfil their own personal desires.
In the very beginning Satan deceived Eve to think that God didn’t love her and that he was holding back by not allowing her to partake of the forbidden fruit. “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” ~ Genesis 3:1
However God’s love for Eve was evident as He provided Eve with a variety of options to eat from and at the same time warned her not to eat of the fruit that would bring about death in her life. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” ~ Genesis 2:16-17