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Daily Devotion | Ulf Ekman

DAILY DEVOTION


2019-01-23

God Is Love

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
1 John 4:7-8
God has many attributes, but His nature is love. Perfect love flows out from His person to us. In the Father’s heart there are no hidden motives or selfish purposes. In Him there is no deceit or falseness. Indifference, cold heartedness or pride are not found in Him. His generous, self-sacrificing nature willingly satisfies the needs of others. There is no rivalry in Him. Nothing impure, dirty or low can be found in Him. No hateful, sarcastic or fickle words come from His lips. His loving nature harmonizes beautifully with His holiness and His righteousness. He is wonderful, unique, glorious, brilliant and lovely.

God’s love is different from that of modern man. God’s love is not listless, calculated or lustful. God’s love is not conditional or seeking its own. People are willing to love when they get something in return. People are generous when it suits them and their plans for the moment. People are willing to love if it puts them in the center and awards them recognition. God is not this way. His love radiates truth and holiness. It is genuine and strong and endures regardless of circumstances. He proved this by sending His Son. When no one sought Him, He sought us. When no one appreciated Him, He appreciated us. What love God has shown us! And because of His love, we are called children of God.

Prayer

Lord God, let Your love flow through me. Teach me to love as You love, and let Your love touch everyone I come in contact with today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.