Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4:10 (KJV)
Thoughts on Today’s Verse
Having reminded us that God is Spirit and God is Light, the apostle John also now reminds us that God is Love – and each eternal quality of God by necessity.. must be indivisibly and eternally fused together with every other one of His holy, attributes.
The essence of Who God is requires that each of His attributes are inseparably interlinked together. One single quality must never be divorced from His other holy attributes. The love of God must never be disconnected from His righteousness, His holiness, His goodness and His perfect nature.. for to do so is to reduce God to a figment of man’s imagination. BUT herein is God’s LOVE.. as well as His righteousness, holiness, goodness and grace – not that we loved God.. for we were dead in our sins and at enmity with Him, but that HE loved us so much that He sent His only begotten Son into the world to be the propitiation for our sins – so that ALL who believe on Him, would not perish but have everlasting life.
Dear friends, since God so loved us so, should we not also love one another?
Heavenly Father thank You for Your love, Your righteousness, Your holiness, Your goodness and Your grace towards me in that while I was still a sinner, You sent the sinless Lord Jesus Christ to die on my account – so that by the sacrifice of His perfect life in my stead – I, who was once at enmity with You , have been brought near and accepted as Your child – in HIM. Thank You Father, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN