We love because God first loved us

1 John 4:19
We love because he first loved us.

The verse suggests that our love for others is a response to the love God has shown us. As we experience and understand the depth of God’s love for us, it compels us to extend that love to others. Our love becomes a reflection and demonstration of the love we have received from God.

1 John 4:19 reminds us that the source of our love is God Himself. His love is the catalyst that enables and empowers us to love others. It emphasizes the reciprocal nature of love, where we respond to God’s love by loving others. As we grasp the magnitude of God’s love for us, we are motivated to love and serve others with the same selflessness and compassion we have received from Him.


This is indeed true! God’s love freely given to humanity, regardless of our flaws or shortcomings. In response to experiencing this divine love, believers are called to love one another and show love to others.


By acknowledging and embracing the love we have received from God, we can cultivate a deeper sense of love, compassion, and empathy for others, fostering harmonious relationships and contributing to a more loving and compassionate world.