In 1 John 4:7-8 the Bible says, “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.” (NKJV)
When we were born again, God gave us His love nature. We didn’t just enter into a relationship with Him, but we were given an open invitation to know Him. Knowing God requires we invest both our time and effort, but above all, it requires that we count Him worth the knowing! If we don’t know God then we won’t know or develop in love, for God is love.
The more we know God, the more we will become like Him. We will learn how Love responds and reacts to people and to situations. You cannot consistently be in the Presence of Love without it changing you! God’s love in us will change how we see others and how we relate to others. Love will dictate our words, our conduct and our decisions. In short, we will love what God loves!
The love of God takes us to another level. It is a higher way. It gives us a perspective we could never find on our own. It is higher than self-interest, self-indulgence and selfishness. It puts the plan of God and the people of God ahead our own plan and our own desires.
The God is worth the knowing. Spend time in the Presence of Love. Let His love fill you, and then let that love flow from you into the lives of others that need to know Him too. Choose the highway of love!