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God is Love

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Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John 4:7-8

God’s love is the most powerful love; it is agape love which is an unconditional love. God’s love for us is stronger than we can imagine; no one loves us and cares for us more than the Father and the Son.  God wants to bless us and bring us into Heaven so He can bless us forever. God is the source of all love, and we are created in His image to have our hearts filled with His love.

Everyone wants to be loved and to love others, and, with a heart of love, we love everyone no matter how they treat us. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love.  Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. (1 John 4:16-17) If we follow the Spirit in serving Christ, the love in our hearts will be complete.

God showed His unconditional love for us when Jesus took our sins to the cross. Those who accept Christ will be in God’s family and have forgiveness of sin.  When we have a sorrowful heart, we have eternal life.  God loves those who don’t know Christ but unless they accept Christ as their Lord, they are lost and will die with their sins.  This makes God sad and angry because His son Jesus died for our sins offering us eternal life.

He answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”  (Luke 10:27) When we love the Lord more than anyone or anything, we will be closer to the Lord.  We will be driven to serve Christ, and we will have more love in our hearts for family, friends, and even our enemies. With hearts filled with God’s love, we are living as we were created, and we are a Light in this world.

Today, know God loves you with perfect love and He cares for you. He is willing to guide you through life with His power and wisdom.

Prayer: Lord, fill my heart with your love and help me to be a Light for Christ wherever I go today. Guide me in the Spirit and guide my thoughts, words, and emotions.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.