1 John 4

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He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

– 1 John 4:8

Many refer to 1 Corinthians 13 as “The Love Chapter” in the Bible. First John 4 has to hold a close second in the love competition category. The word love is found 27 times in the 21 verses of this chapter. Here John, the beloved apostle, reveals this great truth; “God is love.”

There are many words that can be used to describe God; holy, just, good, gracious, merciful, powerful, creative, etc. But no list would be complete without “love” near the very top. Without the love of God there’d be no plan for the redemption of lost humanity. Jesus (our Redeemer) is the tangible expression of the love of God. In Him we see the Father’s love demonstrated, and through Him we experience the goodness of God’s love both now and forever.

Today’s goal

Seek to experience and express God’s love in a tangible way today.

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon