1 John 4:8
He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
In order to understand today’s text fully, we need to read the preceding verse. 1 John 4:7 “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.”
Being born again and being a Christian is choosing a life of love. What do I mean, this is simply choosing to love others irrespective of who they are. Remember, while we all were yet sinners, God out of His love sent Christ to die for us.
It’s quite sad that nowadays, believers don’t really love one another. Many have learned and perfected the act of diplomacy that they pretend to love each other but deep down in their heart, it’s otherwise.
Evaluate yourself today, try and think through the text. Pray to God for help in any aspect you feel you are behind. Remember, your love for others is a reflection of your knowledge of God.
God bless you.