I John 4:16-17 ” 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. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like Him.”

God first loved us, so much that He sent His only Son to die on the cross in our place…and now we are commanded to take that love He showed us and love one another. (John 15:17) And as we abide in this love, it realizes its objective. For if we love one another, “God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.” (I John 4:12) But it takes faith and obedience on our part to truly love one another with the Agape love God first loved us with…for human beings are very unlovable creatures. We’re deceptive, selfish, and full of pride, and would much rather love ourselves than someone else. But in order to be in right fellowship with our Heavenly Father and hold fast to the hope of eternal life…we must love one another.

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