[b]What should move God to love us?[/b](Thomas Brooks, "The Transcendent Excellency ofa Believer's Portion above All Earthly Portions")The free favor and love of God, the good will and pleasure of God--is the true ground and cause of God's bestowing of Himself as a portion upon His people. There was no cause,nor loveliness, nor desirableness in them--which could move God to bestow Himself upon them. God, for the glory of His own free grace and love, has bestowed Himself as a portion upon those who have deserved to have theirportion among devils and damned spirits--in those torments which are endless, ceaseless, and remediless. But what should move God to love us, who were so unworthy, so filthy, so empty, so beggarly? The question may be resolved in these words--He loves us because He loves us. The root of all divine love to us, lies only in the bosom of God.
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