God is Love

On Sunday I shared how God was teaching me about His love for me through my daughter. He has shown me more of His love with each day since her arrival, and I can’t shake this overwhelming feeling of awe.

When I look at scriptures about love I start with the passage found in 1 Corinthians 13. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails…” (‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:4-8‬ ‭NIV‬‬) This definition of love is incredible to think about. How often do I fail to love like this. But when you pair it with 1 John 4:8, which tells us that God is love, it becomes…unimaginable. 

If we put “God” into the 1 Corinthians passage instead of “love” or “it” the passage takes a new form (at least in my mind). God is patient, God is kind. God does not envy, God does not boast, God is not proud. God does not dishonor others, God is not self-seeking, God is not easily angered, God keeps no record of wrongs. God does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. God always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. God never fails…


Wow! 

I’ve read the passage several times through and still can’t imagine why God chooses to love me. He is patient in his love. He is kind in his love. He does not envy (remember that envy and jealousy are different). I could keep going… but I think you should read the passage again. 

God is patient, God is kind. God does not envy, God does not boast, God is not proud. God does not dishonor others, God is not self-seeking, God is not easily angered, God keeps no record of wrongs. God does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. God always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. God never fails…

I must remember that God is love. 

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