What the Bible Teaches about God's Love

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

There are two aspects of love that are taught in scripture. It is a primary element important to us for living out our Christian experience to its fullest.

The first aspect of love that the Bible teaches is the Love of God for us. And the second is the Love of God in us.

So let’s look first at the love of God for us. John 3:16 tells us that God so loved us that He gave His only Son, Jesus, to die for our sin that we might be able to once again have fellowship with God. So God loved us so much that He gave His most loved to save the most lost. 1 John 4:9 lends support to this passage as well.

John 17:24 tells us that God loved His only Son, Jesus, before the foundation of the world. The prayer of Jesus was that those whom the Father had given to the Son would be with Him. The implications of this one verse is so great. Jesus whom God the Father loved the most and who was given over to be the sin offering for each of us, loved us with the same love with which God the Father loved Him.

1 John 4:8 tells us that God is Love! Now John is writing us to tell us God is love, he’s telling us that God is love. When we think of God we realize that He is eternal and so love, the love of God for us is eternal and it is demonstrated in the giving of Jesus for our sin to free us from condemnation that had infected us. Now the uniqueness of this radical, eternal love that God has for us and that is displayed in Jesus is that He risked loving us and dying for us before we loved Him.