1 John 4:8
8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 4:18
18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
Hymn: TLH 387, st. 4: Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice
Hymnary.org— Organ Audio
4. But God beheld my wretched state
Before the world’s foundation,
And, mindful of His mercies great,
He planned my soul’s salvation.
A father’s heart He turned to me,
Sought my redemption fervently:
He gave His dearest Treasure.