Today's Verse: 1 John 4:19

Saturday, February 24, 2018

We love because [God] first loved us.
— 1 John 4:19

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

It's all very simple. God is love. He is love's origin, example, and architect. I love because he loved me first. I know how to love because he has demonstrated it. I can love because he made me in his likeness and to share his character. He is the fountain, the motivation, and the pinnacle of love. I love because he does, first, last, and always.

My Prayer...

God of comfort, thank you for comforting me with your love. Just as a child learns from parents how to do so many things, I want to learn to love as you do: sacrificially, selflessly, and submissively so that others may know that they do not have to earn your love, only receive it. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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Illustration of 1 John 4:19 — We love because [God] first loved us.

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About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional for Christians which includes a bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.