The last three words of 1 John 4:8 form one of the most profound, amazing statements in the whole Bible.
For many, they are also the hardest to believe.
John proclaims confidently,
“God is Love!”
Like other writers of the Bible, he invites us to open up the Book and find God – the God of love. Love is the most breath-taking, awe-inspiring expression of God’s very nature. To grasp this is to find God and discover life. Yet both within and without the Church, few ever seem to find the God who is love.
Why is the God who is love the best kept secret in the universe? How has the message of His love for us become lost in translation?
The most important thing a person can know is the truth that, You are loved. God knew exactly how much loving you would cost, and He was willing to pay whatever price had to be paid. Do you know how much you are worth to Him?
So many people live life unaware of what they possess – the unreserved love of God. As a result they live impoverished lives. Many are engaging only with powerless religion, missing out on the power and freedom of real love.
When we understand the true nature of God’s love for us, it opens the door for us to experience a quality of life far above the poverty and limitation of a servant mentality. We enter true sonship – as sons and daughters of our Father. Only then do we truly understand that we have nothing to prove and nothing we can earn.