God Is Love: All-Encompassing, Unconditional, and Eternal Love of God

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1 John 4:8: "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love."
  1. 1 John 4:16: “And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”
  2. Romans 5:8: “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
  3. John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
  4. Ephesians 2:4-5: “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)”
  5. Psalm 136:26: “O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth forever.”
  6. 2 Thessalonians 3:5: “And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.”
These verses emphasize God's infinite love for humanity, His acts of kindness, and His desire for a deep and meaningful relationship with His people. They underscore the idea that God's love is the driving force behind His actions, from the creation of the world to the sacrifice of His Son for the redemption of humanity. The overarching theme is the all-encompassing, unconditional, and eternal love of God, which invites all to experience and dwell in His presence.

Personalizing The Above As Christian Affirmations

I am loved by God for He is love.

1 John 4:8

  • I am loved by God for He is love.
  • I will love others to know God more.
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1 John 4:16

  • I am dwelling in God’s love.
  • I will trust in the love God has for me.
  • God is in me because I live in love.

Romans 5:8

  • I am valued by God, even before I knew Him.
  • God showed His love for me through Christ’s sacrifice.

John 3:16

  • I have eternal life because I believe in Jesus.
  • God loved me so much He gave His only Son for me.

Ephesians 2:4-5

  • I am alive with Christ because of God’s great love.
  • God’s rich mercy saved me by grace.

Psalm 136:26

  • I will give thanks to the Lord for His everlasting mercy.

2 Thessalonians 3:5

  • The Lord will lead my heart to love God more.
  • I will wait patiently for Jesus with a heart full of God’s love.

God Is Love; and He That Dwelleth in Love Dwelleth in God, and God in Him

1 John 4:16: "And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him."
1 John 4:16: "And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him."

“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us.”: This part tells us that the writer, along with others, has not only learned about but also put their trust in the love God shows to them.

“God is love;”: Here, it describes God’s nature as fundamentally being about love. It’s like saying love is a key part of who God is.

“he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”: This suggests that someone who lives with love in their heart is living with God in them, and they are in God. It’s about a close relationship with God through love.

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But God Commendeth His Love Toward Us, in That, While We Were Yet Sinners, Christ Died for Us

Romans 5:8: "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8: "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

“But God commendeth his love toward us”: This part tells us about God showing us his love. It’s like God is presenting His love as proof.

“in that, while we were yet sinners”: It means even though we were doing wrong, God still showed us love. We didn’t have to be perfect for God to care for us.

“Christ died for us”: This is the ultimate sign of love from God. Christ’s death was for our benefit, even when we were still sinners. It wasn’t after we got better; it was while we were still making mistakes.


For God So Loved the World, That He Gave His Only Begotten Son

John 3:16: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
John 3:16: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

For God so loved the world“: This shows God’s immense love for all people on Earth.

that he gave his only begotten Son“: God’s love was so great that He gave His only Son, Jesus, to the world.

that whosoever believeth in him“: This part tells us that anyone who believes in Jesus…

should not perish, but have everlasting life“: …will not die but will have eternal life with God.


God Is Rich in Mercy, for His Great Love Wherewith He Loved Us

Ephesians 2:4-5: "But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)"

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Ephesians 2:4-5: "But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)"

“But God, who is rich in mercy”: This shows that God has a lot of mercy. Mercy means not getting the bad things we do deserve.

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“for his great love wherewith he loved us”: God loves us a lot. So much that He cares for us even when we make mistakes.

“Even when we were dead in sins”: Here, ‘dead in sins’ means we were stuck in our wrongdoings, like lying or being selfish.

“hath quickened us together with Christ”: ‘Quickened’ means made alive. So, God makes us alive with Christ. This means we can start fresh, leaving our wrongdoings behind.

(by grace ye are saved;): ‘Grace’ is a gift we don’t earn. It’s like getting a present without having to do anything for it. We’re saved by this gift, not because we’re good enough.


Give Thanks Unto the God of Heaven: for His Mercy Endureth Forever

Psalm 136:26: "O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth forever."

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Psalm 136:26: "O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth forever."

“O give thanks unto the God of heaven”: This calls for gratitude towards God. It’s like saying, “Say thank you to the God above us.”

“for his mercy endureth forever”: This tells us God’s kindness never stops. It’s like a never-ending stream of goodness from God.


And the Lord Direct Your Hearts into the Love of God

2 Thessalonians 3:5: "And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ."
2 Thessalonians 3:5: "And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ."

And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God“: This phrase means that it is a prayer or hope that God will guide people’s emotions and desires towards His love.

and into the patient waiting for Christ“: This part talks about having a calm and steady heart while waiting for Jesus’ return. It’s about staying faithful and not getting discouraged.

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