Wednesday, March 22, 2017

What Does God Compare His Love for Us?

In Communion With God, John Owen shows us from the Bible what God compares His love for us:

1. A father

As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him. (Psalm 103:13)

For you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us, and Israel does not acknowledge us; you, O LORD, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name. (Isaiah 63:16)

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. (Matthew 6:6)

2. A mother

As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem. (Isaiah 66:13)

3. A shepherd

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. (Psalm 23:1)

He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. (Isaiah 40:11)

4. A hen protecting her chicks

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! (Matthew 23:37)

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