Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Love with the Love with which You are Loved

Wow! Can't believe it's been two months since I wrote that! I'm half done with the  book of Job! Talk about a challenge! There is a great quote in one of the commentators I am reading.

Describing Job, Delitzsch says, "He is blessed who knows himself to be in favor with God, and in return loves his fellow-men, especially the poor and needy, with the love with which he himself is loved of God."

Something about that struck me: loving with the love we are loved with by God. Recognizing it and using it to love others. Paying it forward.

But you can't really love until you know you are loved. Until is seeps into you and you are so full it oozes out. To be loved and love like that! Yes!