1 John 4:16 God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.
Since we are loved by God in this way and since love is so important in our relationship with God, as Christians we are called to live in love.
God is love – means that God’s nature itself is love. It means that love is a defining characteristic of God. Think of water. One thing we associate with water is it being wet. Right? Just as you can’t separate that wetness from water, we cannot separate love from God. They are intertwined, inseparable’
Do you know that God is love and loves you?
The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. Jeremiah 31:3
Isaiah 43: 4-5 Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life. Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you
Do you rely on that love as a basic life principle?
Are you growing in that love so that fear is cast out?
Are you showing that love to others? Whom do you need to love and how will you show it?
“Love is not an emotion to which we may give expression now and then, as we feel inclined; it is a duty required of us at all times by God, and the children of God ought surely to obey their Heavenly Father.”
May we live in love and so live in God’