God Is Love

1 John 4:7-13 ESV

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. 13 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

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4 thoughts on “God Is Love

  1. When I see this passage, I start singing the song! It is a cheerful song – full of joy! When we are loving each other – sharing God’s love – we are filled with joy in serving Jesus!
    But what makes this even more special, “God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.” – the penalty for our sin is death. Christ paid our penalty, He took our punishment. So NOW we can live eternally with HIM!!!

  2. It would be a much better world if people loved on another and were just plain nice to each other, showing respect instead of contention. This seems to be a real problem in the world right now! God is love and we are to shine His love throughout this evil world. It’s not always an easy thing to do, but we must and shall…

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