Because God so loved us that He gave… we so love that we give. God’s love is what we are to give, above all. It is a gift; therefore, we give it with no expectation of receiving anything in return. God keeps on loving us and we keep on loving, by grace through faith.
As we give love, forgiveness, joy, and peace abound. It’s not our human love we give; it’s the unconditional love of God we have in our hearts by the Holy Spirit. We recognize we are walking with the Lord by the way we love one another. We express it through the way we respect, honor, and value everyone.
It’s not what is given in the natural that has value; it’s the love that is given through a gift. This gift can be a hug, a smile, a scripture, or a cookie. The value placed on a gift is the same for all gifts: the love that is behind it. A hug from a heart of love is worth much more than an expensive gift from obligation. Truly, the Lord Himself is a gift that never stops giving, from glory to glory!
1 John 4:11-12 “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.”God’s love is what we are to give, above all. Click To Tweet