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April 11, 2023 | Daily Devotionals | April 11

Love Has Limits

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and 
knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! Romans 11:33

Way back at the beginning of time we are taught a lesson that we teach our kids today, if you play with fire you will be burned. Don’t touch the hot stove, if you don’t listen there will be consequences. The thing that becomes so obvious to us is love has limits.

Adam and Eve were given the gift of life from a God who loved them so much. He wanted to have a love relationship with them. He gave them life and a perfect environment to live in with Him.  No stress, perfect food, nothing ever to fear, nothing that could frustrate them, no clothes to hide their nakedness, nothing that would force them to do anything they didn’t want to do.  God in His perfect wisdom and knowledge knew that there is no love without limits. God in his perfect wisdom knew that love demanded a choice.  Therefore, a limit was introduced.  Whatever you do, don’t eat of the tree which I have placed in the middle of this perfect place that I have created for you. The tree was introduced so that Adam and Eve would make that meaningful choice to trust the love of God who created them.

If you are a parent, your child has a choice to either trust your love for them by accepting the limits you have put on them or reject your intent and do their own thing. You have been given the choice to either accept the love God has for you, or do your own thing on an ongoing basis. Just like our kids, we would rather do what we want than what God has designed to protect us. He knows best and has designed a perfect plan for each of us. You can trust His limits.

Wow! There is no love richer and deeper than Yours, thank you!

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