Gods Love for God 7

Job 23:13 “But He is unique and who can turn Him? And what His soul desires, that He does.

Isaiah 14:27 “For the LORD of hosts has planned, and who can frustrate it? And as for His stretched-out hand, who can turn it back?”

Psalm 33:11 The counsel of the LORD stands forever, The plans of His heart from generation to generation.

In standing, sitting, or being prone before this great God all things are different if God does all things out of love for Himself rather than just standing by waiting for someone to need Him and call out for Him to do something. Oh how differently it is to have a God that is always responding to human problems versus a God that has planned all things out with perfect wisdom and understanding. When a human being has something terrible, even what is thought of as tragic happen, the human being should realize that this is part of an eternal plan of wisdom that is for the glory of the triune God who loves Himself and is perfectly holy in doing all to His glory out of love for Himself. In fact, He would not be holy if He did anything out of a love for something other than Himself.

We see from Job 23:13 above that God cannot be turned and what His soul desires, He simply does. From the Isaiah passage we see that the LORD plans and cannot be frustrated in carrying out His plans. From the Psalm passage we see that the counsel of the LORD stands forever, and whatever His plans are they stand from generation to generation. A God like that has higher motives and higher and greater loves than to be motivated or love anything but the greatest Being there is. Love for Himself and His own glory must be what motivates Him in all He plans and then carries out. From all eternity He has made this plans, so what can possibly be a motive other than Himself and what can be a love other than Himself? From eternity past to eternity future God is God and all He does if for His own glory and out of love for Himself.

Daniel 4:35 “All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand Or say to Him, ‘What have You done?’

Ephesians 1:11 also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will,

So clearly God is a God who has planned all things and has His own purposes for all things. Can anything in all creation thwart this great God through whom all things came into being and from whom all things are held into being? No, all the inhabitants of the earth put together are counted as nothing. Not just some of them or most of them, but all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing. In the context that nothing means that no one can stop God or question Him, but He simply does according to His will. When the kings of the earth take counsel against the Lord (Psa 2:2), He laughs at them and scoffs at them (Psa 2:4). No one can possibly stand against this great God of heaven and earth and thwart Him in the slightest way. Instead, God works all things after the counsel of His will. This is a truth that must strike at the hearts of all who believe in free-will or think that they can move God to pity them if they don’t have Christ.

This LORD is the self-existent and self-sufficient God who has no need and no one can move Him other than Himself. Human beings have basic needs that they must have met or they will die. God has none of those and so cannot be moved on the basis of those things. Human beings have desires that they want fulfilled and can be motivated to do things in order to obtain those. Human beings seek to be loved (in one form or another) out of self-love and so they can be moved to do many things based on that. But God needs nothing that He does not give Himself and He lives in perfect love within the Trinity. He cannot be moved by anyone or anything other than Himself. This great God who loves Himself is His own highest and greatest motive. This great God who loves Himself is also the One who has planned all things according to Himself from all eternity. All that happens can in some way be traced back to the love of God for Himself. That is glorious, that is beautiful, and that is true love.

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