Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Nature of Love - Nature of God

What is love and what is the nature of God?

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1John 4:7-8

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!