God’s being

“In spite of our reluctance and resistance, the essence and novelty of the new covenant is that the very law of God’s being is love. Pagan philosophers like Plato and Aristotle had arrived through human reasoning at the existence of God, speaking of him in vague, impersonal terms as the Uncaused Cause and the Immovable Mover.

The prophets of Israel had revealed the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in a more intimate and passionate manner.

But only Jesus revealed that God is a Father of incomparable tenderness, that if we take all the good ness, wisdom, and compassion of the best mothers and fathers who have ever lived, they would only be a faint shadow of the love and mercy in the heart of the redeeming God.”
~ Brennan Manning

“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.” ~ 1 John 4:16

© Richard Alvey and iLife Journey, 2012. All rights reserved.


Filed under God, Love of God, Relationship with God

6 responses to “God’s being

  1. Chris Jordan

    Which one of Manning’s books is this quote from? I don’t recognize this one!

  2. Darla Randall

    Lord I’m amazed by You…how You love me! (that song always reminds me of the Alveys because I heard it first at My Parent & Me Weekend!)

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