Amor de Deus
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God! And so we are! The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant
9 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.
10 In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard.
Yet I am writing you a new commandment, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us,
even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
So we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,
nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.
We love because he first loved us.