And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
We love Him because He first loved us.
1 John 4:16, 19 NKJV
As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in his love.
These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
These things I command you, that you Love One Another.
John 15:9-13, 17 NKJV