Dr. Mike Okonkwo TREM

TREM Devotional 1 February 2022 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – God Is Love

 

TOPIC: God Is Love


“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth, is born of God, and knoweth God.” 1 John 4:7 (KJV)


God is love! The scripture doesn’t say God has love. No! God is love!


That is who He is! Let it register in your spirit. God manifested His love towards us by sending His only begotten Son into the world that we might live through Him. “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” (1 John 4:10 KJV).


You see, many of us don’t understand what love is. We don’t understand the personality of love. So, in this scripture, God is saying: now let me show you what love is. The perfect description of love is what God did for an undeserving and sinful man. This love of God cannot be earned. God’s love is unmerited and undeserved! “Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.” (1 John 4:11 KJV). This is what God expects the believer to do.


This is the real problem: we have a clientele of people who are trying to express God’s love without first understanding how God loves them. This is impossible. For you to express love, you need a relationship with Him who is in love.


When you appreciate the love that God has bestowed upon you in Christ, then you will be able to extend the same to one another. “Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:15 KJV). That is the residence of everyone that is born again. Our residence is God. That is where you live. Your residence is not where you are physical. Wherever you find yourself, anywhere in the world, you are living in God. And if you are in God, then you are in His love because God is love.


Go into this month meditating on the love of God.


Further Reading:
1 John 4:7-21


Daily Bible Reading:
Morning- Exodus 27-28
Evening- Matthew 21:1-22


Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.

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