Love comes from God and He Himself is love.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
All the glory, praises and honor be to the Holy Father in Jesus’ precious name !
The Almighty God’s love for the mankind is expressed as ‘agape’ in Greek. From the Bible, we could make out that our God’s love is immeasurable, matchless, pure and pristine. In fact, we do not have words to fully describe this quality of God. Very importantly, love is the key attribute of God. And we receive it from Him. Even from the subject verse, we could say that it is the most important attribute that every child of God also possess.
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.1 John 4:8 NIV
From the very next verse of the subject verse, it says that God is love. Moreover, those who do not love does not know God. Is it not pricking our hearts ? The quality that God wants in us is indeed this love. This attribute plays an important role in our spiritual life. Unless we have this attribute in us, we cannot proceed in doing the will of God. For it is very much required if we are to follow the below mentioned commandments of the Lord.
‘Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’Matthew 22:37-39 NLT
The subject verse confirms to the second commandment mentioned in the above verses. We shall surely love one another if we are true children of God. Furthermore, if we are born of God and knows God, we shall very much love our neighbors as ourselves and shall not do no any harm to them (Rom 13:10).
Therefore brethren, let us submit ourselves to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and be like Him. Let His pure and pristine love radiate from us.
In Jesus’ matchless name. Amen.