This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us. 1 John 4:10
Do we really know what real love is? What do we know about true love? In this verse, John emphasizes that love is not something which originated from man. Instead, it comes from God, given to us.
Verse 19 says, “We love because he first loved us.” God loved us first and His love provides us the opportunity to be born of Him, to know Him, and to love others. God’s love is not merely a feeling or an opinion, because of the example God has given to us. God sent Jesus into our world as an act of love.
Have you been praying and expressing how much you love Him and thank Him for everything? Never forget about praying. Never forget to reach out to Him, whether you’re feeling up or down.
Praying is the nearest way to reach out and communicate with God. Let’s all bow down our heads and pray.
Jesus, I want to be like You who obeyed the Father without complaint. You embraced the chains of humanity when You walked this earth. Convict me whenever I complain or compare myself with others. Give me Your attitude of humility and thankful acceptance. Amen.
God bless us all!