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God is Love


God is LoveTo truly understand love, we need to look at characteristics of God’s love for God defines love.

— And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. (1 Jn. 4:16)

An Acrostic about God’s Love

Take some time to get to know God’s love by reflecting on the characteristics used in the acrostic below. Hover over the Scripture listed with each trait to read it. The more fully we get to know this love, the greater will be our reliance on it.

L – Limitless (Ps. 57:10; 36:5; Eph. 2:4; 3:18; 1 Jn. 3:1)

In terms of vastness or greatness, His love can’t be measured.

O – Other-Centered (Jn. 15:13; Rom. 5:8; 1 Jn. 3:16; 4:9-10)

In terms of focus, His love always seeks the best for others even to the point of sacrificing for them.

V – Virtuous (Rom. 12:9-10; 1 Cor. 13:3-8; Col. 3:14; 1 Jn. 4:18-19)

In terms of quality, His love is full of integrity and goodness and always has pure motives and intent.

E – Enduring (Ps. 100:5; 136:26; Lam. 3:22-23)

In terms of time, His love never ends and will always define Him.

God is indeed love but He is so much more. Check out the Our Great God from A to Z Discipleship Tool Download for alphabetical listings of God’s many attributes.


3 Replies to “God is Love”

  1. God does not just know you. He loves you. The love of God is unchanging and unconditional. He loves you during those times when you are at your best. He also loves you during the difficult times when you are at your worst. In life, you may fall a thousand times, but the love of God for you will never falter.

    Whenever you feel as if your life does not go anywhere anymore, it is important that you keep on reminding yourself about the enduring love of God. This is the love that will save you from everything that is causing you so much confusion, trouble, and distress. As God Himself assures you, “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed” (Isaiah 54:10).

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