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1 John 4:8 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
8 God is love.

This sentence has in it but three words. Each word is a monosyllable. One word has four letters, one three, and one only two; yet these nine letters, forming three monosyllables, contain so much of truth that the world has been pondering it for eighteen centuries, and has not found the underlying cause of it yet. Whole volumes are dedicated to the exposition of this wonderful sentence, thousands of volumes.

1 John 4:8, “God is love.” That is the greatest sentence that has ever been written. That sums up the whole contents of the Bible. If I were asked for a sentence to print in letters of gold on the outside of our Bible, a sentence that summed up the whole contents of the Book, it would be this one, “God is Love.” That is the subject of the first chapter of Genesis, it is the subject of the last chapter of Revelation, and it is the subject of every chapter that lies in between.

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The Bible is simply God’s love story, the story of the love of a holy God to a sinful world. That is the most amazing thing in the Bible. People tell us the Bible is full of things that it is impossible to believe. I know of nothing else so impossible to believe as that a holy God should love a sinful world, and should love such individuals as you and me, as the Bible says He does. However, impossible as it is to believe, it is true. There is mighty power in that one short sentence, power to break the hardest heart, power to reach individual men and women who are sunk down in sin, and to lift them up until they are fit for a place beside the Lord Jesus Christ upon the throne.

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What does the Bible tell us as to how God shows His love?

(1) That God shows His love by pardoning Sin.

Isaiah 55:7 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
let the wicked forsake his way,
    and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to Jehovah, that he may have compassion on him,

God tells us plainly in His Word that He is willing to forgive any sinner that lives, no matter how deep down he has gone, if he will only turn from sin and turn to Him; and He will forgive him the very moment he does so. Of course, God cannot forgive a man while he holds on to his sin, and retain His own moral character.

(2) God shows His love by taking account of Sin, and punishing it.

Hebrews 12:6 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
For those whom the Lord loves he disciplines,
    and scourges every son whom he receives.”[76]

 People think God will allow sin to go on unchecked, without rebuke, unpunished. “God is love,” and therefore He takes account of and punishes sin. There are fathers who are so selfish that they will not punish their children when it is necessary for their good. It hurts their feelings, as it does to all true fathers; and they are so selfish that they sacrifice the welfare of the children in order to spare their own feelings. That is not love but supreme selfishness.

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(3) God shows His love for us by sympathizing with us.

Isaiah 63:9 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
In all their affliction he was afflicted,
    and the angel of his presence saved them;
in his love and in his pity he redeemed them;
    he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.

 That is one of the wonderful verses of this book. The prophet is speaking about the children of Israel. Their afflictions were appalling, and the direct consequence of their own sin. Because of their sin, God allowed them to drift away into difficult times. However, take notice that the prophet said God suffered with them in their sorrow. It is true. There is not a man or woman alive, who has allowed sin to overcome them, in which God does not sympathize with them. He would love for those struggling because of sin, to turn toward him if they have not known him, or turn back toward him, if they have known him.

(4) God shows His love by His gifts. I cannot dwell upon that. I just want to speak of one gift.

1 John 3:1-2 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
See what sort of love the Father has given us, so that we should be called children of God; and such we are. That is why the world does not know us, because it did not know him. Beloved ones, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when he appears, we will be like him, because we will see him just as he is.

 Oh, that wondrous gift that God bestowed upon you and me, that men and women like us should be called children of God! Oh, what love!

(5) God shows His love by the sacrifice He has made for us. Sacrifice; after all that is the great test of love. People tell you that they love you, but you cannot tell whether they really love you until the opportunity comes for them to make a sacrifice for you. God looked down upon this lost world, upon you and me.

John 3:16 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, in order that whoever believes in him will not be destroyed but have eternal life.

1 John 3:16 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
16 By this we know love, that he [Jesus] laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.

What are you going to do with His love? Accept it, or trample it under foot? Accept Christ, and you accept that love; reject Christ, and you trample that love under foot. I cannot understand how any man or woman in their right senses can harden their hearts against the love of God.

(6) God demonstrates his love by being ready to forgive in a large way.

Psalm 103:13 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
13 As a father has compassion on his children,
    so Jehovah has compassion on those who fear him.

This illustrates that Jehovah moves the sins of repentant man as far away from him, as they can be removed.

Isaiah 38:17 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
17 Look, it was for my welfare
    that I had great bitterness;
but in love you have delivered my soul
    from the pit of destruction,
for you have cast all my sins
    behind your back.

 The point is, what is behind ones back, cannot be seen. God removes the repentant one’s sins to the point that he can no longer see them.

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Micah 7:18-19 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
18 Who is a God like you, pardoning error[1]
    and passing over transgression[2]
    for the remnant of his inheritance?
He does not retain his anger forever,
    because he delights in lovingkindness.
19 He will again have compassion on us;
    he will tread our iniquities underfoot.
You will cast all our sins
    into the depths of the sea.

[1] Error: (Heb., ʿāwōn; Gr. anomia, paranomia) The Hebrew word awon essentially relates to erring, acting illegally or wrongly. This aspect of sin refers to committing a perverseness, wrongness, lawlessness, law breaking, which can also include the rejection of the sovereignty of God. It also focuses on the liability or guilt of one’s wicked, wrongful act. This error may be deliberate or accidental; either willful deviation of what is right or unknowingly making a mistake. (Lev. 4:13-35; 5:1-6, 14-19; Num. 15:22-29; Ps 19:12, 13) Of course, if it is intentional; then, the consequence is far more serious. (Num. 15:30-31) Error is in opposition to the truth, and those willfully sinning corrupt the truth, a course that only brings forth flagrant sin. (Isa 5:18-23) We can be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.–Ex 9:27, 34-35; Heb. 3:13-15.

[2] Transgression: (Heb. ’avar; Gr. parabasis) Sin can take the form of a “transgression.” This is an overstepping, namely, to exceed a moral limit or boundary. Biblically speaking, this would be crossing the line and saying, feeling, thinking or doing something that is contrary to God’s personality, standards, ways, will and purposes, as set out in the Scriptures. It is breaking God’s moral law.–Num. 14:41; Deut. 17:2, 3; Josh. 7:11, 15; 1 Sam 15:24; Isa 24:5; Jer. 34:18; Rom. 2:23; 4:15; 5:14; Gal. 3:19; 1 Tim. 2:14; Heb. 2:2; 9:15.

In ancient times, something thrown into the depths of the sea could never be relieved again. The point is that God removes our sin, so that it can never be called to mind ever again, as it is irretrievable.

(7) God demonstrates his love by masking allowances for our sinful condition.

Psalm 103:13-14 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
13 As a father has compassion on his children,
    so Jehovah has compassion on those who fear him.
14 For he himself knows our formation;
    he remembers that we are dust.

We, in our sinful condition, are mentally bent toward sin. (Gen 6:5; 8:21) In addition, our figurative heart, the seat of our motivation, deceitful above all things, and desperately sick, and we are unable to know it. (Jer 17:9) In our imperfection, our natural leaning is toward sin. Jehovah is well aware of this, so he balances the scales of justice, by considering these things, when he deals with us. Moreover, he has given us his Word, the Bible (Psa. 1:1-3; Isa 48:17, 18), the means of a new personality (Eph. 4:20-25), the ability to put on the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:16), the help of congregation leadership (Ac 20:28-30; Heb. 13:7, 17, and the Holy Spirit (John 14:26).

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