What is God really like? The Bible says, “God is love” (1 John 4:8). Love is the highest and most supreme ethic in the Christian life, and the most distinguishable attribute of God. God does more than act in a loving way toward us; He is love. The essence of His being and character is love.
God’s love is always in harmony with every other aspect of his character including His justice, righteousness, and holiness. That means that everything God does is out of love, even when He exercises divine retribution.
The greatest expression of God’s love is when He gave His one and only Son to pay the penalty for our sin (John 3:16). God loves you more than you can imagine.