“We know it so well, we’ve embraced it heart and soul, this love that comes from God.” – 1 John 4:16 The Message
“We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.” – 1 John 4:16 NLT
“So, we have come to know and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in Him.” – 1 John 4:16 ESV
Love – sincere high value on or regard for, faithful, patient, kind, gracious, selfless
We should have roots in God’s love, as seen through Jesus, growing in our understanding of it. Ephesians 3:16-19
Jesus taught about a loving God. John 3:16-17
Jesus’ followers received God’s love in this way. 1 John 4:8-10
God described the way he loves. Exodus 34:6-7
Jesus’ followers understood God’s love to be like this. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
God’s love for you is compassionate, merciful, faithful, forgiving, patient, and kind.
Do you hear God saying, “I love you. My love for you is compassionate, merciful, faithful, forgiving, patient, and kind.”?
What should we do?
Receive and respond to God’s love for you. Personal relationship time allows for interaction. In this way, we can receive the love of God so that it becomes central to our thoughts and feelings.
Make time to think about what God’s love is, realize that God already loves you, and receive the love that God is giving you. Write down what this means to you. Share it with someone else.
Here are more verses about God’s love for us:
“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With an unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.” – Jeremiah 31:3
“The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.” – Psalm 103:8
“The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.” – Lamentations 3:22-23
“Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise You!” – Psalm 63:3
“’For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then My faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,’ says the Lord, who has mercy on you.” – Isaiah 54:10
“Give thanks to the God of heaven. His faithful love endures forever.” – Psalm 136:26
“For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty Savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” – Zephaniah 3:17
“See how very much our Father loves us, for He calls us His children, and that is what we are!” – 1 John 3:1
“We know how dearly God loves us, God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” – Romans 5:3-8
“The Lord, called out His own name, ‘Yahweh, God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness, I lavish love, forgiving,’” – Exodus 34:5-7
“’I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.’” – Jesus in John 15:9
“Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean that He no longer loves us if we have trouble? No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love.” – Romans 8:35-39
How do we respond?
“Love God with all you’ve got and love your neighbor in the same way that you take care of yourself.” – Jesus in Matthew 22:34-40