It may be difficult for some to accept that God lavishes His love to those who love Him. But after reading Exodus 20:6 which says, “But I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those who love me and obey my commandments.“, I would not have a hard time anymore.
The New Oxford American Dictionary defines “lavish” as sumptuously rich, elaborate or luxurious. I’m excited to find out how God would lavish me with His unfailing love. I may already have but just do know it yet.
I want to be loved by God! That is why I will try to always love Him and obey His commandments. The preceding verse, in contrast, lays down a curse that will affect the descendants up to the third and fourth generation of those that will reject God. I don’t know about you but I would rather be loved by God than be cursed.
FYI, Exodus 20 is the Ten Commandments chapter. Verse 6’s context is about false god worship, the one that we are looking at here is about idolatry. This is something that God does not tolerate. We’ve probably heard it a lot already, and I want to repeat it again, whatever that we put ahead of God is idolatry. This could be our family, our job, our possessions, anything. I also need to say, as the Bible is clear about this, that idolatry includes our object of spiritual worship. I say it again, God will not tolerate idol worship, or the worship of images that we put in front of us and substitute God for it. It is really not it.
Let us experience God’s lavishing. Let us always love Him and obey Him.