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And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.  1 John 4:16

 

Love from GOD

 


What does God love?

We know God loves us, but what else does God love?

 

God loves righteousness

For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.  Psalm 11:7

He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.  Psalm 33:5

The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:  Psalm 146:8

 

God loves judgment

For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.  Psalm 37:28

He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.  Psalm 33:5

 

 


Who does God love?

God loves the world

For God so loved the world, that he gave is only begotten Son, that whosoever shall believe on him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  John 3:16

We love him, because he first loved us.  1 John 4:19

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  1 John 4:10

Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.  1 John 4:11

 

Believers of Jesus Christ

For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.  John 16:27

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.  Galatians 2:20

Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,  2 Thessalonians 2:16

And from Jesus Christ, who is faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,  Revelation 1:5

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:  Ephesians 2:4

 

God loves all who love Him

But if any man love God, the same is known of him.  1 Corinthians 8:3

I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.  Proverbs 8:17

That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.  Proverbs 8:21

God knows all people who love Him.

Beloved, let us love on another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.  1 John 4:7

 

All who dwell in love

And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us.  God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.  1 John 4:16

 

God the Father loves all who love His Son

He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.  John 14:21

 

God loves all people who keep His commandments

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Fatherís commandments, and abide in his love.  John 15:10

 

All who keep the word of God

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.  John 14:23

 

God loves a cheerful giver

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.  2 Corinthians 9:7

 

God loves His Son, Jesus

God the Father loves Jesus, His only begotten Son.

And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.  Matthew 3:17

Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.  Matthew 12:18

While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.  Matthew 17:5

And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.  Mark 1:11

And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.  Mark 9:7

And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.  Luke 3:22

And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him.  Luke 9:35

For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.  2 Peter 1:17

Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.  John 10:17

I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.  John 17:23

And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.  John 17:26

Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.  John 17:24

God the Father loves us just as He loves Jesus, and has loved us before the foundation of this world.  How wonderful is the love that God has for us!!!

We are known to the Father through the Son and we are known to the Son through the Father, the perfect operation of God functions inseparable in Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

 

All who love Jesus and believe

For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.  John 16:27

 

 

 


Why does God love us?

There are as many reasons why God loves us as there are individual people.  We were created to receive the great love of God.

God loves each and every human being that He has created, from the beginning of time with Adam and Eve, to today with you and me.

We do not deserve the love of God, but we are gifted God's love anyway. 

It is impossible to fully comprehend the love of God.  God loved us before we were.  God loves us in spite of ourselves  Ephesians 2:4-6).

Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,  2 Thessalonians 2:16

 

 

 


How does God love us?

God loves us with an everlasting love.  The love of God cannot be measured, His love is endless.  God loves us more than we will ever know on this earth.

Praise the Lord God, that He doesn't love like we do!! 

As human beings we generally have selfish, conditional love, "I'll love you as long as you love me", or "I'll love you as long as you meet my certain needs".  Genuine love does not seek to get, it seeks to give.

God's love is pure and unconditional.  We were never worthy of God's love, we didn't deserve God's love.  There is nothing in this world that we could give God in exchange for His love.  Because of God's mercy and grace, He gave us His love anyway, in spite of who we were.

To understand God's love for us, we must understand who God is, and who we are.   God is God, we are not.  God is Holy, we are not.  God is sinless, we are not.  God is pure, we are not.  God is love, we are not.  Sin cannot be in the presence of God.

God love us and wants to give us all things.  God wants us to spend our eternity with Him in His Kingdom.  God wants to give us His Kingdom.  God cannot be with us because we are sinners.  Through our mortal birth, we are born into sin, we are sinners.  Because we are sinners, we cannot be in the presence of God.  This sin problem did not stop God.  God had a plan, so that through His plan we can live forever with Him in His Kingdom of Heaven.

God wants all His creation to be with Him for eternity.  God wants all the people of this world to spend eternity with Him in Paradise. 

God needed a way for all the people, you and me, to be cleansed from sin.  Sin had to be completely removed from us, so that we could live with God in His Kingdom for eternity.  A sacrifice was needed, a holy, just, sinless sacrifice was required for remission of all the sins of all the people of all the world. 

There was only one who was a worthy sacrifice, there was only one who was just and holy, there was only one who would save the world from sin and death, the only Holy One, sinless, sacrifice was God.  There is only one Saviour.  God is One God.  One God washes away sins, God alone redeems, God alone justifies, God alone sanctifies, God alone can reconcile us with Him.  Therefore God manifest Himself in the flesh as the Son of man, conceived by the Holy Ghost in the womb of a virgin, born into the world like we are, born in the flesh like man, in the image of man, lived as man in the world among people.  This Son of man is Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of God, came out from God Himself, fully man and fully God.  (1 Timothy 3:16; Matthew 1:20; John 16:27)

The miracle of Jesus Christ, gifted to humanity, is how God showed us His love from the very beginning of time. 

God's love for us is undeniable.  God gave Himself as sacrifice for sins.  God gave His life as Jesus Christ so that we might live, that we could receive eternal life and inherit all things from Him.

What is love?  There is no greater love, than to lay down your life for another.  This is what God did for us all, so that we shall not perish, but have everlasting life.

Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.  1 John 3:16

That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.  John 3:15-17

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  John 15:13

 

With an everlasting love

The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee.  Jeremiah 31:3

God loves us with unconditional, never ending, everlasting love.

 

God love us as He loves Jesus

I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.  John 17:23

 

Love of God

Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.  1 John 3:16

And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.  2 Thessalonians 3:5

 

We are to keep ourselves in God's love

Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.  Jude 1:21

 

God loves us because we love His Son, Jesus

For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.  John 16:27

But God commandeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  Romans 5:8

Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,  2 Thessalonians 2:16

In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.  1 John 4:9

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  1 John 4:10

Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.  1 John 4:11

And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.  John 17:26

 

Know the love of Christ

And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with the fullness of God.  Ephesians 3:19

 

 

 


How did God show us His love for us?

 

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  1 John 4:10

There is no greater love, than one giving their life for another. 

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  John 15:13

This is exactly what God did for you.  God gave His Son as a sacrifice for your sins, so that you could be reconciled to Him, so that you would not perish, but could receive everlasting life. 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  John 3:16

 

 

 


How long will God love us?

The love of God for His children is from everlasting to everlasting.

 

Everlasting to Everlasting is the Lordís love

God's love for us is everlasting, eternal, forever, infinite.

But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;  Psalm 103:17-18

The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee.  Jeremiah 31:3

 

 


How do we know we have the love of God?

 

Through the Holy Ghost

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.  Romans 5:5

And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us1 John 3:24

 

Because we keep God's commandments

Those who keep His commandments dwell in Him and He in them.

Believers keep God's commandments because of salvation, not to gain salvation.  We cannot earn salvation through anything that we do, salvation is the gift of God.  By the grace of God we are saved through faith in God alone, not by our works.

Obeying God's commandments, obeying the word of God is the product of salvation, produced from true salvation.

And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.  And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.  1 John 3:23-24

Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.  By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.  1 John 5:1-3

Because we love God and keep His commandments, we know that we know Him.  We have assurance of our salvation because we love God and keep His word.

And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.  He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.  But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.  1 John 2:3-5

Living in the will of God, keeping His word, doing what God says we are to do, living the way God says we are to live, we can know that we are in Him and the love of God is perfected.

 

 

 


How to keep the love of God ?

We are to keep ourselves in the love of God, but exactly how do we do this?

Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.  Jude 1:21

 

Keep the word of God

But whoso keepeth His word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him.  1 John 2:5

By studying and keeping the word of God inside us, doing what God says, living in the will of God, the love of God is perfected in us.

 

Keep all God's commandments

For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.  1 John 5:3

 

 


How does God show us His love for us today?

God is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8), and so is His love for us the same yesterday, today and forever.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.  James 1:17

We change every day, we grow in grace and truth, in faith, but with God there is no variableness, no shadow of turning.  The Word of God is living and eternal.  The love God has toward us today is the same love God will have for us throughout eternity.  The difference is, that we change, and when we see God our vision will be changed and we will behold all of His love.   The scriptures explain it as if we are looking through a glass darkly, we know God loves us and we can see God's love, but when we are finally with Him we will see clearly (1 Corinthians 13:12).

The love of God never changes because God does not change, but we change and we will be changed when we see Him face to face.

God does not change and God's love does not change.  He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).  God's love is shown to us the same way He has shown it throughout history.

God shows us His love for us today by giving us His salvation and hope of eternal life through Christ Jesus (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; 4:7).  God shows us His love for us today by giving us His gift of faith and His gift of grace, to accept the gift of Christ (Ephesians 4:7).

God shows us His love through His Spirit with love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance (Galatians 5:22-23).

 


Who can separate us from the love of God?

 

Nothing can separate us from the love of God.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?  Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:35-39

 

 


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