Tuesday, 1 September 2020 1 John 4:1-21
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
God by virtue of his character made Himself clear by the demonstration of His unfailing love to us His children—even when we did not love Him, He first loved us. It is easy to express in words how much we love the Lord and our brothers and sisters, but little do we realise that the Love of God transcends our ideologies and concepts.
When we look at the acronym of LOVE, it brings to us this expression:
Look Over Vexation Everyday
This is exactly what the true expression of the Love of God is- only a compassionate heart that is completely dead to self, can express the true Love of God unto humanity living in this sinful and perverse world. The Love of God is perfect, selfless and unfailing, beyond human comprehension. How then can we express the Love of God to humanity? The Love of God is always expressed when we love one another—the Bible makes it very clear in this way.
No one has ever seen God, but if we love one another, God lives in union with us, and his love is made perfect in us. God’s Spirit living in us confirms our union with God and helps us express the Love of God to one another. God so loved the world that He gave his only beloved Son (John 3:16) as an atoning sacrifice in the place of sinful man created in His image and likeness. Here He expresses His unconditional LOVE- in giving us His Son as our substitute. With the unconditional Love of God in place backed by the power of His spirit, we are more than conquerors-because greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world!