Five Characteristics Of God: Faithfulness, Goodness, Merciful, Gracious And Love
God Is Love – February 18, 2016
John 3:16, For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Romans 5:8, But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
1 John 4:8, Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
This week, I’m sharing with you five biblical characteristics of God, to help you know Him better. So far, we studied the facts that God is faithful, good and merciful.
The fourth characteristic of God is that, God is LOVE. 1 John 4:8 states, “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” That verse says we do not know God if we don’t love others. Why is that? It’s because God is love, and the more we get to know God the more we will love.
But, too often we think of love as an emotion or a feeling and forget that love is an action. Remember what John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Did you read that action? For God so loved the world that He “GAVE” His son! That verse said that God’s love was demonstrated by His actions. God didn’t just have a strong emotion for us, and He doesn’t just have resilient feelings for us. No, He loved us so much that He demonstrated His Love for us by giving His son. So, demonstrate your love today. Don’t just talk about your love for others; show it in your actions.
Think about it…and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, PH.D