GOD IS LOVE
“The one who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love. [He is the originator of love, and it is an enduring attribute of His nature.]”
1 John 4:8 AMP
God is love as we read above, however, the world wouldn’t have known that He is, if it was not revealed in His word. Referencing the Bible for the interpretation of it. How, according to the Bible, is the love of God manifested?
I. The love of God manifests itself in His ministering to our needs and joy. Isaiah 48:14, 20 -21.
II. The love of God manifests itself in His chastening us, in His sending us trial and pain and sorrow and bereavement. Hebrews 12:6-11.
III. God’s love is manifested by His sympathizing with us in our afflictions. Isaiah 63:9.
IV. God’s love is manifested again in His never forgetting those He loves. Isaiah 49:15-16.
V. The manifestation of God’s love is seen through forgiving our sins. Isaiah 38:17; Isaiah 55:7.
God will not pardon sin if we hold on to it. There is a misconception about God’s love that He will pardon and save all men whether they repent and believe in Christ or not. It is unscriptural. One of the most illogical systems in the world is universalism.
VI. God’s love is manifested in His giving His own Son to die in our place. John 3:16; 1_John 4:10.
This manifestation of God’s love is stupendous; it is almost unbelievable, but it is true.
Such is the love of God, enjoy and bask in the love of God with the understanding of His will.
GOD IS LOVE