Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
– 1 John 4:8 NIV
God is love, and His nature is that of a giver. He gives, He helps, He cares, and He sacrifices. He does not do these things occasionally; they represent His constant attitude toward us. Love is not something God does—it is Who He is. He always offers us love, generosity, grace, and help. God does chastise His children when they need it, but He even does that out of love and for our own good to teach us the right way to live.
Everything God does is for our good; all of His commands are intended to help us have the best lives we can possibly have. Because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit (see Romans 5:5), we can love and be kind to others, which means taking the focus off of ourselves, silencing the internal voice that asks, What about me?, and learning to follow Jesus’ example of being kind, generous, and loving toward others.
Power Thought: I love because I know God, and God is love.