The most fundamental Biblical truths may sound like a foreign language even to some who call themselves Christians, since most have neither sought nor “received the love of the Truth”
(II Thessalonians 2:10). Jesus said, “I am the Truth . . . as many as I love”
(John 14:6; Revelation 3:19); He did not say “as many as love Me.” His love is “elective love.” It is the many that are loved of God. It is His ‘agapao’ love for His elected, not our human ‘phileo’ love for Him. His love for His elect is apart from human merit, “not of works, lest any man should boast”
(Ephesians 2:9), for the purpose of God stands in election which is the opposite of works or anything man has of himself “as it is written, before the children were born, God declared, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated”
(Romans 9:11, 13).
You may well ask: “How can I know whether Jesus loves me?”
You will know that He loves you if He is communicating with you, imparting His mind by a clear understanding of His Word which is faith—admonishing, inspiring, and correcting you in love, that you may become a written epistle of “the present Truth”—which is the Message for your day, and overcome the world by obedience thereto (Hebrews 12:6; I John 5:3-4; Revelation 3:19).