Monday Morning Encouragement - This is Love


"This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins." 1 John 4:10

John the Apostle wrote one of the most beautiful passages about love that I've ever read. Rather than share what I think about love, I'll let God's word speak to God's love and ours:

"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.  

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.

This is how we know that we live in Him and He in us: He has given us of his Spirit.  And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they 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 them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. 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.

We love because He first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And He has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister." (1 John 4:7-21)

Today's music video The Love of God is an old hymn updated by Mercy Me. It beautifully speaks of God's love for us. God truly is LOVE. I pray this Valentine's Day you can say you do know Him and His love.

I love you, I'm thinking of you, and I'm praying for you.


  1. Beautiful for today being Valentine's day a day of love. Happy Valentines Day Nancy. Thank you for our Monday morning love each week. xoxo Kris

  2. Thank you Nancy. Such beautiful words He spoke to us. We need to remember each and every one of them and live by them. Hugs.. Marilyn

  3. God's love shines the brightest of any love we could ever have. I'm so grateful that He loves me and saved me from my darkest sins.
    Happy Valentine's Day my friend.
    Blessings and love,

  4. I have been remiss in reading and responding here. Late winter malaise has stuck.
    But this morning I have been encouraged by your wisdom.
    Loved last week's seven principles from Psalm 37!
    Happy days to you!


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