Daily Devotional: September 15, 2023 – 1 John 4:16

We know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. – 1 John 4:16

Thoughts on Today’s Verse

1 John 4:16 says, “We know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.” What a powerful message that carries this verse! It is not just a reminder of God’s everlasting love for us, but also a call to carry that love into our daily lives.

Let’s reflect on this. Love isn’t just a feeling but an action we undertake daily. When we act with kindness and generosity, we manifest God’s love. Patience with a troubled friend, charity towards those less fortunate, understanding for those who have wronged us – in these actions, we live out God’s love.

Think about it like this – we rely on God’s love in the same way we rely on sunshine. It nurtures, warms, and gives us life. Like the sun, God’s love is always there, even when we can’t see it. In trusting God, we move in rhythm with this divine love, allowing it to guide our actions and shape our lives.

Today, embrace this verse as a reminder that love isn’t just about what we receive, but also about what we give and how we live. Love is our calling as children of God.

My Prayer

Dear God, we thank You for making us aware of Your love in 1 John 4:16.

Help us to trust in your ever-present love, even when times get tough. Guide us toward living out this love in our daily actions. Show us how to share Your warmth and kindness with others.

Teach us to love as You love us, to give as You give to us, and to forgive as You forgive us. Let Your love, like a beautiful sun, shine through us and bring light into the world.


6 thoughts on “Daily Devotional: September 15, 2023 – 1 John 4:16”

  1. God’s love is a perfect example of the Cross that He bore for the entire world. It was selfless, sacrificial and obedient. His love endures to the end. I always thank Him for loving me like no other.

    • Thank you for sharing such beautiful sentiments, Cynthia. Indeed, His love is matchless and enduring. We’re grateful to have you in our community. Stay blessed!💖🙏

    • Nous sommes ravis que vous ayez aimé le verset, merci de lire nos dévotions quotidiennes. Que la gloire soit à Dieu en effet, et que Sa parole continue de vous inspirer 📖🙏


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