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The Love of God

The Love of God

Watch this Video: Paul White explains the extent God goes to prove to man that He loves us.

“… ‘and the weakness of God is stronger than men.’ that one I got a little taste of. Not that I’m confident that I understand God’s weakness, but I’m a parent. And I have found out what my weakness is. You might have an idea about where I’m going.

My weakness is definitely my kids. That drives me. That presses me. I don’t want to see them wronged. I don’t want to see them harmed. I don’t want to see them screwed over. I don’t want to see them lied to. I don’t want to somebody take advantage of them. I don’t want to see somebody rob their innocence. I don’t want to see somebody squash their dreams, or kill their hopes.  As long as they can dream it, I want to support it. They’re easily my weakness.” – Paul White

1 Corinthians 1:25

25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.

“God creates Adam with two glaring deficiencies. We like to think that God creates Adam perfect. But the reality is that God’s idea of perfection is not our idea of perfection. So for God, He creates Adam with two glaring deficiencies, one of which you might never have really thought about. And the other you thought about but really didn’t see it as a problem because God was so quick to fix it. God’s fix – Eve – was not God’s first option.

See the first glaring deficiency that Adam has, is he’s by himself, and he’s alone, and he’s unhappy about it. Because God says, “I see that Adam needs a helper.” Why did God created him with a need for helper? Because God already had Eve in His heart. And He wanted Eve to come out of Adams heart. And the only way to do that is to show Adam he needs Eve.

The second deficiency was that … ” – Paul White

Genesis 2:18-25

18-20 God said, “It’s not good for the Man to be alone; I’ll make him a helper, a companion.” So God formed from the dirt of the ground all the animals of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the Man to see what he would name them. Whatever the Man called each living creature, that was its name. The Man named the cattle, named the birds of the air, named the wild animals; but he didn’t find a suitable companion.

21-22 God put the Man into a deep sleep. As he slept he removed one of his ribs and replaced it with flesh. God then used the rib that he had taken from the Man to make Woman and presented her to the Man.

23-25     The Man said,
“Finally! Bone of my bone,
    flesh of my flesh!
Name her Woman
    for she was made from Man.”
    Therefore a man leaves his father and mother and embraces his wife. They become one flesh.
    The two of them, the Man and his Wife, were naked, but they felt no shame.