God’s love that was vertically bestowed upon the beloved is the most radical, fervent expression of love this world has ever seen. Love is not properly characterized by a butterfly feeling, Disney Cinderella love – but true love was on display on a ugly, horrific cross in Judea 2,000 years ago. Based on God’s vertical love towards us, we are now called upon to display that love horizontally to others in the same radical self-sacrificial way. God’s love gives us assurance of our salvation and quenches the torment of fear. Most of all, it’s all because God loved us unconditionally – We love him, because he first loved us.
The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 4-28-2019