The word “love” in the Bible carries many meanings, but when associated with God’s love for us, it’s always pure, selfless, and enduring. In I John, there are many verses explaining how God loves us, how we’re to love Him, and how we’re to love others. They may sound poetic, but they’re not lofty verses reserved for theoretical application, they’re gritty, earthy words meant to change the way we think and live. Consider a few of them:
“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” – I John 4:10 NKJV
“And this commandment we have from Him; that he who loves God must love his brother also.” – I John 4:21 NKJV
“For this is what love for God is; to keep His commands.” – I John 5:3a HCSB
May Godly love be present in our lives and shown to others as we celebrate “the most wonderful time of the year”!