Is Cory Asbury’s song Reckless Love biblical? There are a lot of people that take issue with the song. But it continues to be incredibly popular in churches across the country. To answer the question, let’s start by looking at one of the dictionary’s definitions of the word reckless.
“utterly unconcerned about the consequences of
some action; without caution; careless…”
Cory gave the world an answer to why he used the word reckless. You can read Cory’s full explanation below, but the short explanation is:
“I’m not saying that God Himself is reckless. I am, however, saying that the way He loves, is in many regards, quite so.”
Now, there’s nothing wrong with calling God’s love reckless when you mean it in the right way. If you’re saying that God didn’t think of the consequences, that’s foolish. Obviously God knows the consequence of everything that He does. If you’re using the word reckless to try to describe the way that God loves, it’s not wrong.
A more accurate term would be “selfless”, but I don’t think the way that Reckless Love describes God’s love is inherently wrong. I don’t think anyone who sings the song is trying to attribute anything negative to God’s love, and if that’s the case, there’s nothing wrong with the song.