The Greatest Love of All
A mother’s love is only within the scope of her own children while a spouse’s love is only within their marriage.
These loves (or other human loves as well) are nowhere compared to the Love of God alone simply because they fall short in both “width” & “depth” as well as described below:
Because in numbers, a mother’s love only affects a few individuals, i.e. her children only but it doesn’t act on the “whole world”.
It only aims to ‘save’ her children & family (at most) but not the “whole world”.
A mother’s Love is deep for her own flesh and blood in that she’s only willing to ‘die for her own children’ but at the same time would ‘curse and hate’ anyone (enemies) who tries to ‘harm her kids’ (a basic & shallow form of Love – selfish) lacking any depth since such love does “not” love its enemies.
God, on the other hand, “Loved the Whole World” (‘all width’) which in His Perfection also includes all “His enemies” too (‘all depth’) as the verses reveal His One Selfless Love:
All width (the “whole world”):
“For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.” (John 3:17)
All depth (“love your enemies” for He…):
“But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Matthew 5:44 – 45)
All selflessness (for God “did not spare His own Son” from ‘pain’ etc … So that even “His enemies” that harmed Him might be Saved by Him.. Something no mother can even do, sacrifice her son for his/her enemies’ benefit):
“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32)
Indeed, His Love is the Greatest and you can see ‘why’ very clearly.
His Love is the Greatest Mystery of All:
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.” (Romans 5:8 – 10)
This “Love of God” (as described by all related verses in the Bible) will eventually include “all things” (whole creation) and “not” just “believers only” as many have falsely erred.
Here are two verses which prove the effect of His Love in Saving “all men”:
“So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men.” (Romans 5:18)
“It is a trustworthy statement deserving full acceptance. For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.” (1 Timothy 4:9 – 10)
And finally, here are two verses which prove God “reconciling the whole world”:
“and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself — having made peace through the blood of His cross — through Him, whether the things upon the earth, whether the things in the heavens.” (Colossians 1:20)
“Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,
namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses (sins) against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5:18 – 19)
All Scripture will be fulfilled toward this “Beautiful End” as the Mystery of Christ in God comes to pass even into the “ages to come” where “God becomes all in all” (no one is excluded in all creation):
“When all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, so that God may be all in all.” (1 Corinthians 15:28)
When we understand this, we may declare:
“We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.” (1 John 4:14)
Yes; nothing can separate nor stop His Love:
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38 -39)
‘Be Welcome Home’
Well, the “Greatest Love” must include “All”, right?