- Parent Category: Bible Reference
- Category: What the Bible Teaches - R.A. TORREY
- Published on Monday, 21 May 2007 22:17
IV. HOW TO LOVE GOD. 1 John 4:7 — "Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God."
First Proposition: We love God by being born of God.
We are not saved by loving God, we are saved to love God. 1 John 4:19 — "We love him, because he first loved us."
Second Proposition: We love God by believing in and meditating upon His love to us. 2 Thessalonians 3:5 — "And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ."
Third Proposition: God, in answer to prayer, directs our hearts into loving Him.