Loving with Relentless Love means to love unceasingly…and to know that you receive the Love of God with unrelenting and unconditional Mercy and Grace.
Unceasing love is eternal and has no end. It is also a Love which pursues and is active. In the Old Testament special word, “hesed” is used to describe this kind of Love. The Bible uses this word to describe a special characteristic of God and of people who are faithful to Him.
The word hesed is usually translated “kindness” or “lovingkindness.” It is one of the key theological concepts in the story of Ruth.
Hesed though can be more complex to fathom because it represents a myriad of qualities about deep unconditional love such as mercy, grace, kindness and empathy. It teaches and reveals to us the nature of God. Hesed is one of the Lord’s most treasured characteristics.
In Matthew 22:17 “And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”
We are designed to learn to love, not only one another but the Lord that created us with the wholeness described in Matthew. This kind of love describes giving of yourself to something greater than yourself.
Hesed is also describes as a quality that moves someone to act for the benefit of someone else without considering “what’s in it for me?”
It can be translated as “loyal love.” Sometimes the emphasis is on “loyal” and other times the emphasis is on “love.”
Again, the relentless pursuit observes a purification in motive both in seeking love from others and in the quest for God’s responsive love. God’s love is complete in itself, it is only we that can put clouds before it by allowed our fears, lives of obedience to this world alone and absorption in a mentality of that is not His own cause a feeling of separation. Yet He remains. He is their when we to open our hearts before him with simple childlike sincerity and there willingness to search for the Truth with Him.
Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
To become a relentless lover that pursues life and others with unceasing hesid love, you must first experience the Love of God and the Power of that kind of love from Him. When that happens you begin to understand the meaning of the word “Beloved”. It is how He speaks to all that come to Him in The Family of God. This is more than a word, it is a vivid and palpable experience of heart, mind, body and soul that plants itself like a young sprout in the beginning and over time matures into a vast Tree with deep roots that is who you are with and In Him.
John 1:14 “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
When we discover God, we find our true nature for He is our Creator. The Peace of being reunited with the One that truly Loves you in a way so vast and Eternal is life-altering. It the most profound and miraculous Gift that we can receive. It lies waiting for each of us like a seed in our hearts. We only need to listen, to respond and to seek the Salvation of God’s Call. Life turns over. Love enters. A relationship begins that will give life a new birth. We find The Beloved that has been seeking us.
Romans 8:35-39 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
My Pastor asks a Question
My Pastor, Tom Holliday from Alexandria Presbyterian Church asked us recently, “Who would you be willing to lay down your life for?. Do you know anyone that would be willing to lay their life down for you?” My heart beat quickly and gave me the answer to both questions. Yes. And Yes. Because I have been so deeply loved by God, I would pour that without limit for someone else. I have many brother and sisters in Christ and there are more that do not yet know him; I would lay down my life for them to bring them into His Love and preserve the Love that I have for them for all eternity.
Relentless Love is everything about being a Christian.
What is a Christian?
A Christian is someone who…
Has answered the call of Salvation. If you’ve accepted God’s gift of salvation, how has your life changed? Do you have the marks of a follower of Jesus Christ, a Christian? If so, your life will be characterized by love for others and obedience to God’s Word. 1 John 2:4-6 says, “Whoever says, ‘I know him,’ but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.”
a Christian is someone who…
has been born again by God (John 3:3; John 3:7; 1 Peter 1:23) and has put faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:8 tells us that it is “…by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.”
A true Christian is a person who…
has put faith and trust in the person and work of Jesus Christ, including His death on the cross as payment for sins and His resurrection on the third day. John 1:12 tells us, “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” The mark of a true Christian is love for others and obedience to God’s Word (1 John 2:4, 10). A true Christian is indeed a child of God, a part of God’s true family, and one who has been given new life in Jesus Christ.
and admits that they’re a member of the human race; a sinner; “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)
and has realized that there are consequences to their sin in this life and for eternity; “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” & “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 6:23 & 5:8)
A Christian has…
accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior (repented of their sins and committed their life for Jesus Christ); “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10)