Questions and Answers: Meaning of "He Loved Them Unto the End"?

John 13:1  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 6
ANSWER: Christ's love is eternal; it cannot cease nor change. It is proved by what He did on the cross (Eph. 5:2525Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; (Ephesians 5:25)). In the present it is shown by what He is doing (Eph. 5:2626That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, (Ephesians 5:26)), in the future by what He will do (Eph. 5:2727That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. (Ephesians 5:27)), and in the glory we will still feast and delight our souls in His love. So here on the journey, until it end, we can count on Him to care for and provide all we need spiritually and temporally. There is no end to His love. "The end" here must, therefore, mean all the way through (Heb. 7:2525Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. (Hebrews 7:25)).
Of Him and His love will we sing,
His praises our tongues will employ,
Till heavenly anthems we bring
In yonder bright regions of joy.
"Yea, I have loved thee
with an everlasting love:
therefore with lovingkindness
have I drawn thee.”