7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. (Emphasis mine)
So given that God is Love, I can know the nature of God through.....
1Corinthians 13 (parenthesis added by me)
4 Love (GOD) is patient,
love (GOD) is kind.
It (GOD) does not envy,
it (GOD) does not boast,
it(GOD) is not proud.
5 It (GOD) does not dishonor others,
it (GOD) is not self-seeking,
it (GOD) is not easily angered,
it (GOD) keeps no record of wrongs.
6 Love (GOD) does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7 It (GOD) always protects,
(GOD) always trusts,
(GOD) always hopes,
(GOD) always perseveres.
8 Love (GOD) never fails.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love (GOD) . But the greatest of these is love (GOD) .
To know God's nature, I look to the nature of love because GOD IS LOVE!