October 14th – 1 John 4:16

1 John 4:16

God’s Promise – “If you make your home in love, you live in Me and I live in you.”

John tells us that God doesn’t love, but rather God is love. It’s who He is at His core. And as Christians if it’s who we are at our core, God will abide in us and us in Him. That can only happen when we both know and rely on the deep, unending love God has for us. How do we know God’s love? Because He tells us so! In His Word, God repeatedly tells of the great devotion He has for each of us. And He proves it through the gift of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. How do rely on God’s love? By trusting Him with every area of our lives. And depending on His goodness to provide for our every need. It means going to Him first for guidance, aid, and provision, and knowing in His deep affection God will deliver. God’s love will never let us down. And out of overflowing thankfulness, we need to love others the way He loves us. For when we do, we show the world who we are living for, and who lives in us!