He Loves Us As He Loves Jesus

“And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.”

John 17:22-23

Ponder This

How does God love you? He loves you as He loved Jesus. The same way. That’s too much to take in, isn’t it? That’s the reason the Apostle John said, “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us” (1 John 3:1). John was fishing for an adjective to describe that love, and he couldn’t find one. He may have started to say what super love or what fantastic love or what colossal love or what spectacular love. He might have even thought of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious love. He didn't even know how to express it, so he just simply said, “Behold what manner of love.” That phrase manner of love means love from another, a foreign kind of love, unearthly love, otherworldly love, nonhuman love. Behold what manner of love that we should be called the children of God!

  • How does it affect you to remember God loves His children in the same way He loves Jesus?
  • How is this truly a foreign type of love from what people know?

Practice This

Take time today to share about the otherworldly love of God in Jesus.