January 24, 2019 – I John 4:15-16

All who declare that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God.  We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in His love. God is love, and all who live in love, live in God, and God lives in them. I John 4:15-16.

The one thing we desire most in this world is Love.  Yet, knowing ourselves, we doubt anyone can truly love us.  Apps on Facebook and books on types of personalities, tell us many different ways we seem to be.

In brief two verses we read how to live and what makes us to be loved, by the most powerful Being we will ever encounter.  Yet, it’s difficult to believe anyone can love us, for we know our thoughts and our secrets.  The essence of God is Love.  Without God, there would be no Love. It is Jesus Who gives us the pathway to this Love of God.

When we live in love, we live in God, God lives in us.  Our love grows by living in Jesus.  We can know with confidence when we love like Jesus, we know God.  I Corinthians 13:4-7, tells me what God’s Love is.

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud  or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.  Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face Him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.  I John 4:17.

For we are God’s masterpiece.  He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.  Ephesians 2:10