Without God, There Could Be No Love
Adventure 3: The Goodness of God
Who is the Source of all true love?
God is the Source of all true love; and without Him, there would be no love. 1 John 4:8 – He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
This Truth Makes
Have you ever snuggled up to your mom or dad and showed them affection because you wanted something? That is a kind of selfish “love.” It is not really love if you “love” others only for what you can get from them. God’s love toward us is so different. We do not have to do anything to make Him love us more. Romans 5:8 – But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. We can say that God’s love for us is “unconditional” (not based on anything we could be or do).
1 John 4:19 – We love Him because He first loved us.
Is there anything we can do to make God love us more?
Is there anything we can do to make God love us less?
Will God’s love ever change? (See Malachi 3:6.)
The story of the Cross is the ultimate expression of God’s love for sinful people. There is nothing lovable about us, yet God still loves us so much that He died for us. The Bible says that there is no greater love than to lay down your life for your friends (look up John 15:13). That is the kind of love God has for you today!