In John’s letter to Christ followers, he qualifies those who belong to God as ones who love. He says, “In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him … if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us” (1 John 4:8). God is the essence of love. Love in His nature. All of His attributes exist and manifest in love. Therefore, whoever abides in God will also be loving as He is loving. Let this design remind you of God’s great love for all mankind, and particularly to those who abide in Him.
“Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” (1 John 4:8)