God Loves All of You

Posted by Jerry White on Feb 15, 2016

But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.
Matthew 10:30 (ESV)
“The Lord’s love to His people is not a love of disembodied spirits, but of men and women dressed in flesh and blood. The love of Jesus Christ toward his chosen is not an affection for just their souls. He keeps all our parts. He guards all our bones (Ps. 34:20). The very hairs of our head are all numbered (Matt. 10:30). He took into union with His deity not only a human soul, but also a human body. Moreover, our Redeemer has perfectly ransomed both soul and body. It was not a partial redemption that our Kinsman effected for us. “I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth, and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!” (Job 19:25-27).
C. H. Spurgeon
Beside Still Waters, 286 (Roy H. Clarke, Editor)
Song of Solomon has been understood (literal interpretation) as a collection of love poems celebrating the intimate love of a married couple. A second interpretation (allegorical) is that it describes the love relationship between Christ and His church. Perhaps it is both. Whichever interpretation one accepts, it should be noted that the body is loved and enjoyed by the bridegroom. God loves all of you with all that He is. Your body is precious to Him, as is your soul, so much so that Jesus suffered horribly in soul and body to redeem your soul and body for eternal life in heaven. Comforting it is to know that God does not love my soul but merely endures my body. My whole being, spirit, soul and body, He tenderly loves and treasures.

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