The Lord is…not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9).
God so loved the world. If it’s true, how does He let all those people know?
You and I are created and redeemed to love, that we might glorify God by doing it.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God (1 John 4:7). Love is from God. The source of all worth, ofanything of worth, is in God. It is God who created everything, and it is God who sets the value on what He has created. When you take away God from anything, you take away its inherent worth.
Everyone who loves is born of God, and knows God(4:7). Those who know God know the worth of what God has created. The one who does not love does not know God (4:8). Those who do not know God do not know the worth of God’s creation.
For God is love (4:8). This is not something God does; it’s something He is. Love is an attribute of God; as God is holy, so God is love. There is something in God which moves Him to give worth to what He makes. God values what He creates, no matter how it turns out, as compared to us, who value what we make only if it turns out the way we want.
What pain and misery is there around you? What have you done lately with the influence or power you have to relieve it?
We are a people who care! This is part of God’s plan. How are you carrying out His love so others will know?