God is described as being “love” – and acting towards us out of love. Actions that included sending his Son to die for us, living in us, making us more like Jesus.
And because love comes from God, we can’t really love – as we were intended to love – without knowing God, believing in God, for ourselves.
“Love comes from God”, “God is love”, “God so loved us”, “We love because he first loved us”.
Do you know this God of love?
Reading: 1 John 4:7-5:
Questions to think about:
- What do the descriptions of God’s love in this passage tell you about him?
- How do you respond to the challenge to love others because God has loved you?
- In what new ways might you be able to put this into practice this week?