1 JOHN 4:10 “This is real love – not that we loved God, but that He loved us….”
God’s love is way different then man’s understanding of love. Real love is not us loving God but it’s the other way around, it is God loving us. In an African language there is a word for a certain kind of love transliterated as “dvu”, it is a kind of love that doesn’t exist between spouses. “Dvu” stands for an unconditional love in which one would love his/her spouse no matter what he/she does; even if he/she doesn’t take care of the other, even if he/she doesn’t provide and protect the other, even if he/she committed adultery and slept with another man/woman…etc. It is the kind of love that totally depends on the giver of that love and not on the actions of the one being loved.
This is the kind of love God has for us, it means God kept loving us over and over again while all the time we kept rejecting His great love. God’s love for us is not based on our actions; His love for us is not based on how pleasing we are to Him. His love is not restricted by our un-worthiness, by our sin or our weakness.
His love is based on who He is. Jesus is telling us today “I LOVE YOU NOT BASED ON WHAT YOU DO AND WHO YOU ARE, BUT I LOVE YOU BASED ON WHO I AM, I AM LOVE!” So, don’t let the enemy deceive you into believing that you are not good enough to receive God’s love, believe that HE IS GOOD ENOUGH TO LOVE YOU!