1 John 4:8 (KJV)
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love
God is love. God does not simply possess love, but He indeed is Love. He is the most complete, infinite love there is!
Romans 5:8, 10 (KJV) tells us that because of God’s love for us, He sent His son to die for us, even though we were His enemies.
8But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
10For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
The Bible tells us in John 3:16 that
“God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Not only did God send His Son to die for us but in so doing, we receive eternal life, so we do not have to die in sin.
God did not send His Son to die for those who would eventually accept Him into their hearts. Indeed He sent His Son to die for the entire WORLD.
When we sin God does not hurt us or kills us. But rather, it is sin that produces destruction and death.
James 1:15 (KJV)
Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
The end result of sin is death.
In contrast, the bible tells us what love is.
Romans 13:10 (KJV)
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Love does not hurt others.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NLT)
4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 8 Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever!
Luke 6:27-36 (NIRV)
27 “But here is what I tell you who hear me. Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you. 28 Bless those who call down curses on you. And pray for those who treat you badly. 29 “Suppose someone hits you on one cheek. Turn your other cheek to him also. Suppose someone takes your coat. Don’t stop him from taking your shirt. 30 “Give to everyone who asks you. And if anyone takes what belongs to you, don’t ask to get it back. 31 Do to others as you want them to do to you. 32 “Suppose you love those who love you. Should anyone praise you for that? Even ‘sinners’ love those who love them. 33 And suppose you do good to those who are good to you. Should anyone praise you for that? Even ‘sinners’ do that. 34 And suppose you lend money to those who can pay you back. Should anyone praise you for that? Even a ‘sinner’ lends to ‘sinners,’ expecting them to pay everything back. 35 “But love your enemies. Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then you will receive a lot in return. And you will be sons of the Most High God. He is kind to people who are evil and are not thankful. 36 So have mercy, just as your Father has mercy.
Love only does good to others even though they are undeserving of goodness.
God is love!!! God is good!!! God will never and can never hurt, kill or destroy because His nature is love!!