Perfect Love: 1 John 4:12

12 No one has seen God, ever. But if we love one another, God dwells deeply within us, and his love becomes complete in us – perfect love!

1 John 4:12 (MSG)

We haven’t seen God’s image physically, but it was displayed in Jesus’ life. God, through the Holy Spirit, dwells within the hearts of His people. When we abide in Him, He transforms us until His love becomes complete in us; and we move away from worldly action becoming, more Christ-like. We are transformed and act with love and compassion; His love completes us – perfect love! Let us be recognized as Christians by our love.

No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God resides in us, and his love is perfected in us.

1 John 4:12 (NET)

Do others see God in you, by your love? Are you striving to be more Christ-like and perfected in love?

Prayer; Our Heavenly Father, we might not see you, but we feel your presence and are comforted by You. Thank You for Your love and compassion for us. Lord, teach us to be open-hearted and abide in You. Guide us to learn from and submit to the Holy Spirit to live in truth, so Your love becomes complete in us. Like violets are recognized by their delicate purple flowers, let us be recognized through our Christ-like actions and perfected love for one another.

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11 thoughts on “Perfect Love: 1 John 4:12

  1. Let us be recognised as Christians by His love- I love that statement. Not always do Christians follow that principle of reflecting Christ’s love.
    I pray that we as Christians would abide in Him so that we can better extend that love and grace which we freely receive.
    Blessings Jeanne πŸ’™

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    1. Manu, I agree. As Christians, we need to reflect Christ’s love and compassion in all that we do. As we abide in God, we become transformed by His love and move away from worldly things to love for one another. This love with compassion is what the world needs now. Thanks for your input; it is always good to hear from you, my friend! πŸ’—πŸŒ·πŸŒΌπŸŒΊ

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  2. Amen. πŸ™‚ I love LOVE. God’s perfect love is such a wonderful thing to strive for and emulate. To reflect and allow Him to perfect in us. It’s a bee-utiful thing 🐝 to love God and others. Thanks for sharing the love of the Lord Jeanne. ❀ Lots of love and blessings. πŸ’—πŸŒΈπŸŒΌπŸŒ·πŸžπŸŒΏπŸ¦‹

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    1. Yes, perfect love, we should strive for and make sharing God’s love our goal. It is always good to hear from you, Tina! Have a marvelous, bee-utiful week! πŸπŸ’—πŸŒ·πŸ’›πŸŒΉπŸŒΊ

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    1. Dawn, I agree. So, many people need to hear that God loves them and that He is waiting for them to seek Him. His perfect love has changed my life, too! Blessings! πŸ’—πŸŒ·πŸŒΊ

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