1 John 4:8

1 John 4:8

He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
1 John 4:8

The English language is not the best language to describe love. The same word love is used to describe our love for our wives, our cars, or chocolate chip cookies. In the Greek language, there are multiple words for love. Included in those words is the one used in this verse, agape. It describes a love that gives of self and doesn’t expect to be repaid. It is the love God has for us.

People think because God is love, the opposite, love is God, is also true, but that’s not the case. Just because we love something doesn’t mean that feeling comes from God. We can have love of those things listed above and we can also love things God would absolutely abhor.

If you have given your life to Jesus, understand it’s because God is love and offered a sacrifice of His Son for your benefit. He did this despite the fact we don’t deserve it and can in no way pay Him back. We just need to accept God’s love for us and live our lives accordingly.

Loving God’s love,

Pastor Ron Kitchell