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The Reckless Love of God?

Written by Michael Halbrook
April 30, 2018

Oh the overwhelming, never ending reckless love of God
Oh it chases me down, fights til I’m found, leave the ninety-nine
I couldn’t earn it, I don’t deserve it, still you give yourself away.

Reckless Love by Cory Asbury
The Reckless Love of God Jesus on the Cross
Jesus on the cross of calvary art work

Is God Reckless?

The reckless love of God? Reckless? We don’t usually associate this word with the Creator of the universe. It’s usually used to describe behavior that is careless, thoughtless, and dangerous. But God’s love is not like that. He is deliberate, thoughtful, and omnipotent – so why would He be reckless?

The truth is, God is omni-everything – omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. He knows what He is doing. He knows our weaknesses and He knows our strengths – and He loves us just the same. He loves us so much that He wants to give us something more precious than His reputation- a relationship with Him.

God’s love for us is so strong that He wants to draw us close to Him, to share His plans and His blessings with us. This “reckless” love is not just a desire to show us His power and His might, but to prove His unwavering commitment to us. He loves us so much that He takes what we would consider risks and chances, just to show us how much He cares.

Define Reckless

Webster’s dictionary defines reckless like this:

1 : marked by lack of proper caution: careless of consequences
2 : irresponsible reckless charges

“Careless of Consequences” – this phrase encapsulates how, to the human mind, God’s love can often seem reckless. This love is not constrained by the consequences that we as humans might expect but instead is driven by the purest form of compassion and kindness. It is an unconditional and unending love, one that persists despite His understanding of the consequences.

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