During one sermon a pastor said, “God’s love is, has been and always will be. God’s love doesn’t start when we get things right. God has always loved us. And His wrath is set aside through the cross.” Elements of God's love include mercy and kindness and it gives me pause to know that God can take his love away from us. After promising David that his offspring would succeed him God, through revelation to Nathan, said, “He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his father, and he will be my son. When he does wrong, I will punish him with the rod of men, with floggings inflicted by men. But my love will never be taken away from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you” (2 Sam 7:13-15 NIV).