God Is Love

This is our final lesson in this series on metaphors in the Bible. We looked at metaphors for the church (kingdom, vineyard, flock of sheep, etc), for the Bible (sword, seed, lamp, etc), and finally, metaphors for God (rock, consuming fire, father, etc).

The key verse for this week’s study is 1 John 4:7-8:

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

Why does John say God is love? Does he mean that literally? Is God an emotion or is God a person?

Why do you think John makes this bold statement about God?

Note a similar statement about God in 1 John 1:5, “God is ___________”. What aspect of this does John further emphasize? Could this be a clue as to why he also says “God is love”?

John saying “God is love” may simply be a way of emphasizing that everything God does is done out of absolute pure love. What does that truth mean to you?

Beginning at verse 7 and reading through the end of the chapter what are some of the implications for Christians in light of the truth that God Is Love?

Share any thoughts or questions you have in the reply box below. Join us in person Wednesday night or on Facebook live for a review of this material.


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