God is LOVE
(I don't need to explain this at all. This is the essence of God, and His scripture speaks for itself.)
1 John 4:7-8
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 4:10
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
1 John 4:19
We love because he first loved us.
The LORD will vindicate me; your love, LORD, endures forever— do not abandon the works of your hands.
The LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
Yet the LORD set his affection on your ancestors and loved them, and he chose you, their descendants, above all the nations—as it is today.
He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.
With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the LORD: “He is good; his love toward Israel endures forever.” And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.
Then I said: “LORD, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night..."
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.
The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness."
Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
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.
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