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As we delve into 1 John 3:1–6, we are reminded of the profound truth that God’s love is unchanging and unconditional. It is not contingent on our actions; nothing we do can increase or decrease His love for us. He loves us so much that we become His children, which should be our identity’s core.

God’s love is impartial; He has the capacity to love us all equally. Being loved by God doesn’t mean you can be cut off from Him; you are His beloved. This love changes our condition and addresses problems we may not even be aware of.

Our response to God’s love is vital. We are called to purify ourselves and practice righteousness, for if we do not, we are not truly of God. The way we love one another, our brothers and sisters, is a testament to our belonging to God. Love is not merely a feeling; it is an action that brings life. It is through God’s love that we are called to serve, to lay down our lives for others.

In 1 John 4, the message becomes even clearer: “God is love.” It is by His Spirit residing in us that we find the strength and ability to love. We are encouraged to respond when we see a need, to be the answer to someone’s need, and to extend love because God first loved us. In doing so, we reveal God’s nature to the world and bring His love to life.