GOD LOVES YOU!
Realize this:GOD LOVES YOU! For John 3:16-18 says, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."
Frequently we misunderstand what love means in our culture, because people are always throwing love around until it becomes an anemic word. We institute love as a strong feeling or emotion, but love is much more than that. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 says, "Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away."
All of those words to describe love? If you know what GOD's love is, however, you'd see it as unconditional and uncaused. You'd see GOD's love as encompassing over everything. Love may be described as the most important thing ever in history. Because of love, GOD created the Earth. Because of love, GOD sent His Son (as referenced above), and allowed His Holy Spirit to come and dwell within us (John 20:22). GOD's ultimate purpose for all this? To fellowship and share with His people, and to do it through love. Love never ends, just as stated above.
We did nothing to initiate this love. And even when we've sinned, caused every issue against humanity...GOD STILL LOVES US! So, if people judge you, are hateful toward you, and even despise you - there will still be GOD who LOVES YOU WITH ALL HIS HEART! His love never fails, never gives up, and never runs out (Psalm 107:1-22 and Psalm 136:1-26 and Lamentations 3:22-24).
GOD IS LOVE! (1 John 4:7-21) It's time for you to realize that because GOD is love, then we must love one another based on the Word of GOD. He loves us so much that He has rooted our hearts with love, when He sent His Holy Spirit to dwell within us (Ephesians 3:14-19). Thanks be to GOD who loves us so much!
Jesus told His disciples, "for the Father Himself loves you..." (John 16:27) - which then He said for those who love Himself "will be loved by My Father" (John 14:21). These are messages to believers as well!
What does GOD's love mean for you?
Quotes about GOD and His Love
"The true measure of God's love is that He loves without measure." -Unknown
"The Cross is the ultimate evidence that there is no length the love of God will refuse to go in effecting reconciliation." -Kent Hughes
"He loved us not because we are lovable, but because He is love."-C.S. Lewis
"God does not love us because we are valuable, but we are valuable because God loves us." -Attributed to Martin Luther
Other awesome scripture
1 John 4:7-10
1 Thessalonians 1:1-4