Reading Time: 3 minutes God is love. We tend to diminish this aspect of God’s nature. We confuse it with the fickle love we experience as humans. This is not God’s love. God is so defined by being love that if we have a relationship with Him, we will love as well. It is a wonderful idea to contemplate. John emphasizes just how important this is to God. He says that if we don’t love, we don’t actually know God.