David Jeremiah 17 December 2021 Daily Devotional | Friday Message
Topic: There Is a Name
He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
1 John 4:8
Recommended Reading: 1 John 4:7-9
When Frederick Whitfield (1829-1904) was a student at Trinity College Dublin, he wrote a poem that said: “There is a name I love to hear, I love to speak its worth; it sounds like music in mine ear, the sweetest name on earth.” Whitfield went on to describe what that name does for us—it tells us of a Savior’s love; it tells us of a Father’s smile; it bids our trembling soul rejoice.
Whitfield’s words were combined with a tune that added a chorus based on 1 John 4:19: “Oh, how I love Jesus, because He first loved me!”
Because our Lord first loved us, we can be confident that our relationship with Him is not based on what we do. It’s based on who He is and what He’s like. His nature is love, and His love for us is unconditional and uninterrupted. As A. W. Tozer said, “Because God is self-existent, His love had no beginning; because He is eternal, His love can have no end; because He is infinite, it has no limit.”
Oh, how He loves you!
It tells me what my Father hath in store for every day, and though I tread a darksome path, yields sunshine all the way.
David Jeremiah 17 December 2021 Daily Devotional | Turning Point Message. Turning Point for God was founded in 1982 as the broadcast ministry of Dr. David Jeremiah to deliver the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world