Monday, April 13, 2009

God is Love vs. God loves

1 John 4:16 ( NIV )
"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 him."

We understand that God loves us but we have a harder time grasping that He IS love... it is the definition of His character. He does not have to work at loving us... He doesn't have to decide to love us... it is His very nature to love not only us but all things... His entire creation. In order to do otherwise He would have to be something other than He is!

1 comment:

  1. Yea, that's an epiphany moment when you realize that. You can only realize it the more time you spend in your loving God's presence. His love consumes you and helps you to understand who God really is.