God Is Love
Construction Zone 3: The Goodness of God
Who is the Source of all true love?
God is the Source of all true love. 1 John 4:8 – He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
This Truth Makes
When we truly know God, we will be truly loving! Why? Because God is the Source of all love, and as we grow to know Him more and more, He changes us to love as He loves.
Have you ever snuggled up to Mom or Dad and showed some extra affection to them, but only because you wanted something? That is a selfish kind of love. That is a “love” that loves others only for what you might be able to get from them.
God’s love toward us is so different. We do not have to do anything to get Him to love us more than He already does. Romans 5:8 – But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
The story of the cross is the best example of God’s love for sinful people. There was nothing lovable about us, but God still loved us so much that He died for us.