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Notes from the Journey with the Disciples – 265

  1. “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you” (John 15:9).

What? Jesus loves us as the Father loves Him? Do we understand the significance of that statement? Throughout the Bible, love operates under two primary definitions–to choose and to sacrifice for. When God is said to love one and hate another (i.e., Jacob and Esau), we understand the idea of choosing. So when we say that God loves us, we mean that He has chosen us. Of course, Jesus revealed that God has opened the door for “whosoever will,” so God loves everyone in this particular manner. But sacrifice? Yes, that was Jesus’ clear destiny–to sacrifice for us. He would, and did, give His life so we could have life. Greater love has no one than this.

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