In fact, if we study the world's most common usages and descriptions of love,we find that they have little or nothing in common with the divine nature of our Creator. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. Only God is wise enough to allow us to go through a desperately needed trial while simultaneously using it to accomplish His other purposes as well. RVR60 VUL WLC LXX mGNT TR [?] By Nathan Rouse on September 26, 2020 Preaching: What To Cut, What To Add By Peter Mead on September 24, 2020 RVR60 VUL WLC LXX mGNT TR [?] 1 John 4:8, KJV: "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." c God is love, and the one who d abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. See what over 145,000 subscribers are already receiving each day. As it happened, how often did we thank them for the love they were showing us? Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. 9 By this the love of God was manifested 1 a in us, that b God has sent His 2 only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. New American Standard Bible, while preserving the literal accuracy of the 1901 American Standard Version has sought to render grammar and terminology in contemporary English. 9 By this the love of God was manifested 1 a in us, that b God has sent His 2 only … And that is very comforting indeed. Overcoming the World. In addition you can use the Interlinear Bible and much more to enhance your understanding of God's word. To withhold that trial from Job would have been withholding a good thing, making God guilty of hating Job (Proverbs 13:24). 1 John 4 New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB1995) Testing the Spirits. Jon 4:2. To that end, we have the written Word of God to guide us as it reveals the true nature of God. Listen to the Bible . I.S.V. In fact, without this understanding, how can we possibly proceed with our marching orders to seek God—to know Him—and to reflect His will in our interactions with all mankind? How many times have they ever said, "Thank you"? Paragraph. 1 John 4:8, KJV: "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." Only by learning to love God do we learn what His nature is like, that is, what He is like. 1 John 4:8–9 8 The one who does not love does not know God, for a God is love. So, to achieve his potential, a person must love, but he must love with the love of God. Compare all. 1 John 4:8 8 The one who does not love does not know God, for a God is love. Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. Next, John says "God is love." Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing 1 John 4:8: Matthew 24:12-13 If He judges, He judges in love. Even our trials are supreme acts of love as Hebrews 12:5-11 and Job's experience show. 1 John 4:8, ESV: "Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love." Cite Share Print. 1 John 4:8 The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. KJV NKJV NLT NIV ESV CSB NASB. However, it requires a response on our part: We must return to Him the love He sheds abroad in our hearts and give it out to others. He then forgives us because we repent. Life is not just a matter of going through the paces. 1 Thessalonians 4:8 So, he who rejects this is not rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you. Paragraph. Consider also the following quote from John Ritenbaugh's 1992 sermon, “Do You See God?”: We are beginning to see an application to you and me. New American Standard Bible copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. 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