God sacrificed His son to pay the price of our salvation. He became a man—Jesus—so He could make a way for us to have a relationship with Him. This is the greatest example of love there is.
Questions to ask:
- What are some ways God has shown you His love?
- Who are some people in your life who've shown you love when you haven't been very lovable? How?
- Think about a person who isn't very nice to you. How could you show that person love?
- Thank God for loving you unconditionally. Ask Him to help you love others the way He loves you.
Passages to consider:
- "God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Roman 5:8).
- This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins (1 John 4:9-10).
- “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered." No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:35-39)
Think about the verses with these questions in mind:
What does the passage tell you about God's love?
Ask God to help you "grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God" (Ephesians 3:18-19).
Ask Him to help you love Him and others like He loves you.