God and Love

Our Bible verses today teach us a couple of things about God and about love.
First, verse 19 tells us something about our love for God. Why do we love God? Because He loved us first. Romans 5:8 tells us, “But Christ died for us while we were still sinners, and by this God showed how much he loves us.” God loved us even when we were lost in our sins.
Second, these verses teach us something about loving God and other people. “If we love God, we must also love each other as brothers and sisters” (verse 21b). This verse really touched my heart. I love God, but sometimes I do not love other people. But if I truly love God, I will love others, too.
I encourage you to think about your relationships with other people. Are you truly loving them? If not, ask God to forgive you and help you to start loving your brothers and sisters in Christ.