"We love, because He first loved us," (I John 4:19).
* We who are believers are told in Scripture that the Father has loved us with an everlasting love, from all eternity. He set His heart upon us from before time began, marking us out as objects of His redeeming grace. And out of such immeasurable love He gave His only begotten Son to die in our place on that terrible tree. Our God is such a giving God, totally other-oriented. How should we then live?
* 'Love' has been so cheapened by our world, the enemy of our soul doing all that he can to mask its sacrificial nature, epitomized in the Son of God giving His life on Calvary. So it comes as no surprise that much that passes for 'love' in our world is actually veiled selfishness. For, only one who has been spiritually changed on the inside by the Lord Jesus' love, can love as He loves.