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I do not feel like God loves me. Does God really want to know me?

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Thank you for your question on the love of God. I was concerned about the first part of your question, which is simply not true. The Bible clearly states that God loves His people. You can see this throughout the Bible that God chooses people even though these people did terrible things. Moses murdered a man and responded in anger to God. Lot, when confronted by a violent mob, offered his virgin daughters to them. David lusted after a woman and had her husband killed.

If God used men like these to accomplish great things, no one is out of His reach. We also know that He loves us and therefore wants us. Not only this, but we know that God loves us from what He has done for us. We know all this through passages like,

"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God". (John 3:14-18)

This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:3-4)

And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, for "'In him we live and move and have our being'; as even some of your own poets have said, "'For we are indeed his offspring.'" (Acts 17:26-28)

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit. (1 Peter 3:18)

This is how we know that God loves us, by what He has done for us and therefore know He wants us.

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