“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
We became acquainted with the love that God has for us.
We have learned (through intellectual pursuit) about the love that God has for us.
We have experienced the love that God has for us.
We have come to understand the love that God has for us.
Therefore we now believe in the love that God has for us, to the extent of confidence & complete trust in and reliance upon this love that God has for us.
“Long ago the Lord said to Israel: ‘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
“I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, ‘Look, God’s home is now among His people! He will live with them, and they will be His people. God Himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.’” – Revelation 21:4
“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 what real love is because Jesus gave up His life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sister.” – 1 John 3:16
“God showed us how much He loves us by sending His one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love – not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” – 1 John 4:9-10
“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
“God is so rich in mercy, and He loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)” – Ephesians 2:4-5
“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