God Loved You before and Loves You More
John 3:16; Romans 5:8; Ephesians 2:4–5; 1 John 4:10
He loves you more than you love Him, and He loved you before you loved Him.
BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX
Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2012). 300 Quotations for Preachers. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
“Christ’s Love Has Dove’s Eyes”
Isaiah 57:15; Matthew 11:29; Ephesians 4:2; Colossians 3:12
Christ’s love has doves’ eyes, because every soul which truly loves Him internally is not fired, like hawks, with greed for things without, nor plans evil against any living things; for it is said to belong to the meek nature of the dove, to look on everything that may happen with simple, gentle, and lowly heart.
Ritzema, E., & Brant, R. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Medieval church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.