Today's Bible Reading: Exodus 36, John 15, Proverbs 12, Ephesians 5 Today's Devotional/Podcast: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/devotionals/read-the-bible/exodus-36-john-15-proverbs-12-ephesians-5/
Exodus 36; John 15; Proverbs 12; Ephesians 5
God’s love is spoken of in a variety of ways in the Bible. In some passages God’s love is directed toward his elect. He loves them and not others (e.g., Deut. 4:37; 7:7–8; Mal. 1:2). But if we think of the love of God as invariably restricted to his elect, we will soon distort other themes: his gracious provision of “common grace” (Is he not the God who sends his rain upon the just and upon the unjust? [Matt. 5:45]), his mighty forbearance (e.g., Rom. 2:4), his pleading with rebels to turn and repent lest they die, for he takes...