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168: Why Knowing God is Love is Important – Part 1

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Read 1 John 4:7-21. God is love. Why is this important? We’re going to look at five different reasons – three today, and two tomorrow.

  1. Love is why God creates. You are here on this earth, today, reading or listening to this devotional, because God created you. And God created you so that he could love you. His love motivates him to create. Everything and everyone you see around you is created because of God’s love.
  2. Love is why God cares. God’s love is why he reaches out to us. Almost since the beginning of time, human beings – God’s creation – have let him down. You and I both do things every day – we call it sin – that God cannot overlook, condone or excuse. And yet, he chooses, moment by moment, to reach out to us and show us that he cares.
  3. Love leaves us free to choose to follow him. Because God loves us, he does not compel us to love him back or to follow him. You can never force someone to love you. Neither does God. God wants us willingly, sincerely and lovingly to respond to him.

THINK IT OVER

Think about the following:

•           How has God demonstrated his love for you?