God is Love

The original Greek word for the kind of love that God has for his children is Agape. It is an unconditional, sacrificial, committed love that shows action. Regardless of what we have done in our lives or continue to do; God consistently loves us. He calls us to love others with the same sacrificial love He has for us.

If I had to put 1 John 4:19 in my own words, it would say: We love others regardless of their sins because He first loved us regardless of our sins.

Romans 5:8 “But God proves his own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

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I am thankful that no matter what I do, God still loves me. There is nothing on this planet that could separate me from God’s Love. (Romans 8:38)

Only when we let the love of God manifest inside of us can we then love others properly. God commands us to love but He also wants us to do something else.

One of the most taken-out-of-context phrases from the Bible is “God is love”. God IS love but he is also holy. According to Isaiah God is holy, holy, holy. We can’t worship one attribute of God more than another. That is idolatry. We have to worship God for who He is. Our world thinks that since God is love he will just look over our sins and not care what we do as long as we “love” him. WRONG. God himself said “Be ye holy, for I am holy”. (1 Peter 1:16) He wants us to love others unconditionally but He also wants us to be holy. He cannot and will not fellowship with sin.

I challenge you this week to love others (by action) just as He loves you, regardless of their sins. They will notice and see the love of God through you. Don’t make a spectacle of their faults. Let the love of God manifest within them and He will change their hearts.

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