1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
A couple of months ago, we began publishing a post that we've entitled "An Honest Witness". The purpose of this writing is to simply focus on God's revelation of Himself and of us through His written Word. We began our this exercise with a brief series of articles from 1 John chapter four. The primary emphasis in this passage is two-fold; God's love for us, and, because of this love, the ability of the Christian to love others. God loves and where He indwells an individual that same love will be found in their lives.
Beloved, let us love one another. Fellow Christian, are you a loving person? Does love characterize you? Do you care more about "being perceived as right" or about caring for others? Honestly, this IS what is needed in our lives. Honest, selfless, holy, joyful love for each other and for others.
For, Love is of God. We are meant to be like our Heavenly Father, and He IS love! Love is of God. Pettiness is not of God. Selfishness is not of God. Pride is not of God. Gossip is not of God. Love is of God. This cannot be overstated! God forgive your children for our selfish and mercurial behavior.
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 1 John 4:7