“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Most of us have asked the question why did God do what he did for us. Why did it please God to crush his only begotten Son for us? There could be no other answer than the one he gave which is he loved us.
David said in Psalms 8:3-4 “when I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; what is man that thou art mindful of him or the Son of man that thou visitest him?” In other words, what are we that you have made us a little lower than Yourself and given us the rule over the works of your hands? Is it not that we are the object of his love? Maybe if the children of Israel coming out of Egypt had considered this question they would not have been so rebellious. Because as we see God’s love and receive God’s love we are able to love him with that same love and obedience born out of love is worship.
When Jesus talked with the disciples on Emmaus road he open the scriptures to them and began to expound to them why it was necessary for him to come and die and suffer the things that he did. He was telling them all this was necessary to fulfill the Father’s love. The cross is the expression of God’s love for us. Therefore, whether God is blessing us or chastising us it’s Jesus and therefore it’s love.
From Genesis to Revelation all that God has done and all that he has said is because he has chosen to love us.