Adonai’s Love

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only and unique Son, so that everyone who trusts in him may have eternal life, instead of being utterly destroyed.”

John 3:16

Love is a very unique word in Hebrew. Or, should I say a unique range of words. We find chesed, ahav, ahava – words that give us clear understandings of God’s love. Chesed, also spelled chessed, carries with it the meaning of loyal love in action, tells us God’s love is an active word. His love is loyal and is found in action. Ahav, which means human love, leads us to the love spouses have for each other, speaks to an intimate love, again, with action. Ahava speaks to showing affection and intimacy. Again, we have action as a main ingredient. So, these three words for God’s love have a common element – action. With this in mind, over the next little while, we will examine the characteristics of Adonai’s love, from a Hebraic mindset.

Abba B’Shamayim, Heavenly Father, we are so grateful that You love us unconditionally and whole-heartedly. What would, could we do without Your love for us? B’Shem Adonai Yeshua, Mashichainu, our Messiah, Amen.

By heartformessiah

Dr. Michael Wodlinger is a Messianic Jew, living in Quebec, Canada. He has been a university professor and a rabbi of a Messianic Fellowship.

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