1 John 4:8 (ESV)
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
GOD IS LOVE!!!
“God is love. He didn’t need us. But he wanted us. And that is the most amazing thing.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (God Is Love Version)
4 God is patient, God is kind. God does not envy, God does not boast, God is not proud. 5 God does not dishonor others, God is not self-seeking, God is not easily angered, God keeps no record of wrongs. 6 God does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 God always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 God never fails.
Matthew 22:34-40 (NLT)
34 But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees with His reply, they met together to question Him again. 35 One of them, an expert in religious law, tried to trap Him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?”
37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”
1 John 4:7 (ESV)
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
1 John 4:19 (ESV)
We love because he first loved us.
• Do you love this God who is everything, or do you just love everything He gives you?
Matthew 5:45 (NLT)
“In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For He gives His sunlight to both the evil and the good, and He sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.”
Matthew 6:21 (ESV)
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
― Bob Goff, Love Does
“I’ve realized that I used to be afraid of failing at the things that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.”
1 Corinthians 14:1 (MSG)
Go after a life of love as if your life depended on it—because it does.