1 John 4:7-21; God’s love motivates our love

As we discussed previously, one of the best assurances that our lives have been changed by faith in Christ is love…love from us to our brethren.  In these verses John reminds us from where that love comes, namely God.  Verses 10 and 11 say, “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.   Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”  It is amazing to see the practical effects of this love on ours and others lives; confidence, no fear and brotherly respect.

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