Do we love God, or love what he does for us?
God promises his followers many blessings. In various places he promises peace, wisdom, love, presence, strength, eternal life, and the Holy Spirit, among many others. In making these promises God runs the risk that his creation will fall in love with his blessings rather than Himself.
A couple of years ago I was blessed to read the book Crazy Love by Francis Chan. This blog post is inspired by one of the major takeaways I had from that book.
On p62-63 he writes,
“Our love for Him always comes out of His love for us. Do you love this God who is everything, or do you just love everything He gives you? Do you really know and believe that God loves you, individually and personally and intimately? Do you see and know Him as Abba…
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