God is looking for Love.
There are 3 kinds of Love: Agape : This is Gods love for us. A love like I have for my child and you for your children. You would jump in front of a train to save their life. “No greater love is there, than a man giving his life for another.”
Then there is Phillio love : or brotherly love, a love we have for those we care for, brotherly love.
Eros love: Lust, our favorite, which eventually wares off and we end up with devorce.
Gods love is such that He kept trying to find a people who would love and obey Him.
Many years later, we find Abram, who becomes Abraham because he believed the promise of God, At 100 years old he would Father many nations.
He did and the Old Testament is full of the stories of the Hebrews or Jews, The Lords chosen people. They loved the Lord, fell into sin, began to be enslaved by this sin. Cried out to the Lord.
The Lord forgives them and sends Moses, Joshua then Judges to save them: Best known are Gideon, Samson and 10 others, this goes on for hundreds of years. Love God, fall away, troubles, cry out to God, God saves, Love God….repeat …….again and again.
Then the people want to be like all the other Nations and have a king. Saul, David (a man after Gods own heart), a sinner who knew how to repent. Solomon and many more, love God, fall away, (repeat over and over) untill He sent His Son.
King James Version (KJV)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
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