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John wrote of God’s love.

11/29/23 | 1 min read
And of our love for Him!

The Apostle John was known as the “disciple whom Jesus loved.”1 Jesus loved all of His apostles, of course, but John apparently had a special connection with Him.

So maybe it’s no surprise that in John’s epistles, which are only seven short chapters and a few pages long, he uses some form of the word “love” more than 60 times.

Here are a few of John’s simple, beautiful teachings:

  • “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love” (1 John 4:8).
  • “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son” (1 John 4:10).
  • “Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another” (1 John 4:11).
  • “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear” (1 John 4:18).
  • “We love him, because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19).
  • “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments” (1 John 5:3).

There are many other in these chapters, too. Which of John’s statements about God’s love do you find most powerful? How can you feel that love more in your life?

A Heartfelt Goal

Maybe now would be a good time to set a goal related to love—like seeking to feel it from God, or sharing it with others!

1. See John 21:7, 13:23, 19:26, or 20:2.