Whence came that love? Not from anything outside of God Himself. God’s love springs from Himself. He loves because it is His nature to do so. ‘God is love.’ As I have said already, nothing upon the face of the earth could have merited His love, though there was much to merit His displeasure. This stream of love flows from its own secret source in the eternal Deity, and it owes nothing to any earth-born rain or rivulet; it springs from beneath the everlasting throne, and fills itself full from the springs of the infinite. God loved because He would love. When we enquire why the Lord loved this man or that, we have to come back to our Savior’s answer to the question, ‘Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight’.

—Charles Spurgeon


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