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God is Love


"The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love." (1 John 4:8 [NASB]). God is love, He is abounding with lovingkindness and truth. Jesus came into the world, as He told Pilate; "to testify to the truth" (Jn 18:37 [NASB]). "No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him." (John 1:18 [NKJV]). Jesus demonstrated love, He has declared God both in word and deed. "And Jesus cried out and said, " He who believes in Me, does not believe in Me but in Him who sent Me. He who sees Me sees the One who sent Me. I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness." (Jn 12:44-46 [NASB]). "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation." (Col 1:15 [NASB]). God is love, therefore, the greatest learning that a man can do is to study love in truth. "Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." (1 Cor 13:4-7 [NASB]).