Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Motivation of the believer to keep going is love for God. Part 3.
Friday, September 19, 2008
God’s love always did for us, and since He cannot change, God’s love will always do for us, and therefore God does not need to be motivated.
Reciprocal love is the fact that we love God because we have learned His integrity, +R and +J, through the inculcation of BD under the F-HS. The positive believer is motivated to press on when others will quit.
1SA 13:14 “But now your kingdom shall not endure. The Lord has sought out for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has appointed him as ruler over His people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.”
What is in God’s heart? Righteousness and justice manifested by love and grace. This was David’s motivation and should be ours.
God’s justice and righteousness were satisfied so that He could treat mankind in love and grace, and this has been His mind forever past and is forever future.
ROM 2:4 Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?
Human motivation has a beginning in reciprocity, we love because God first loved us, when the word of the Lord is part of the soul.
There is both good and bad emotion; there is both good and bad motivation, but none of it belongs to God.
You will be motivated by what you love.
God has a way of revealing our wrong motivation to us.
When things got tough, when the KOD attacked, when it was time to apply certain doctrines, many quit because they lacked motivation from a personal love for God.
God motivates us. We do not motivate God by any legitimate or illegitimate works.
Motivation has a beginning. God does not have a beginning. God does not have motivation; rather He is motivation.
Blessing or discipline from God originates from His eternal integrity. When God disciplines us, His righteousness and justice have not changed; therefore, neither has His love toward us changed.