1 John 4:19 “We love because he first loved us.”
The Scene: A Valentine’s Day type heart–God’s love.
The Word says, He loved us first. The world would be without love (agape* love) if it weren’t for the love of God, shown in His creation (mankind). Without God’s love there would be no salvation, no Jesus Christ, no Savior. Mankind, being unrepentant, would be lost forever. And God knows our hearts and He loves us, like a Father. Therefore, we have a Savior to enable us to live in His perfect love.
1 John4:15-18,21 ” If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. 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. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.”
Agape (ancient Greek) is a Greco-Christian term referring to love, “the highest form of love, charity” and “the love of God for man and of man for God.: Agape also means unconditional love which means that you love someone without expecting anything in return. Source: Wikipedia
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