Nothing Changes God’s Affection Towards His Own People
Nothing changes God’s affection. Whom He loves and how He loves, He loves to the end. His love is like Himself…“the same yesterday, today and forever.” If you love Him as He is revealed in the face of Jesus Christ, it’s because He first loved you in Christ before the world began. We love Him because He first loved us. God saves sinners on purpose, not by accident or by man’s free will (2nd Timothy 1:9). Only when a man is laid low does God show Himself in the unclouded glory of what He is. He will not give glory to another. “But to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit and trembleth at my word.” (Isaiah 66:2)
He can reveal Himself and allow man to worship in view of that revelation. But until the sinner is made to take his proper place, there is no unfolding of that divine character.