"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and
Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who
does not love does not know God, for God is love."
1 John 4:7-8 NKJV
I love this scripture! It makes it clear, in no uncertain terms...God IS love!! There is nothing He does that isn't bathed in love for His children! If He chastises (corrects) His children, it's because He needs to redirect them. If God's people are disobedient, He will chastise them. He doesn't do it just because He can. If God blesses us, it's because He loves us.
In Matthew 7:11 NKJV, Jesus said, "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!" Think about that for a minute. You would never hand your child food that would harm them! God will never hand you anything to harm you either!!! As much as we love our children, God loves us the same!
The verses in 1 John tell us to love one another BECAUSE God is love!! If God is love then we need to love others. If we love God and know Him, then we need to spread that same love to all those we meet!
The very heart of God is love! I challenge you today to love someone; love someone that you normally would shy away from. Just show the love of God...through a smile, a hug or with a meal or a conversation!
Have a great day sharing God's love,