The Apostle John, by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, asserts plainly that â€śGod is love.â€ť Earlier in our study of 1 John, we noted that â€śGod is Lightâ€ť (1:15). These â€śGod is. . .â€ť statements are extremely important to consider for the Christian, especially as we think about the topic of assurance of salvation. Remember, 1 John contains both subjective proofs and objective realities that fortify our confidence. Before expounding on the proofs of salvation, we are taking a look at the unchanging, objective grounds of our assurance.
Meditating on Godâ€™s attributes is a major way to strengthen your assurance of salvation. God is love. This does not mean that love as we know it (the emotion, the affection, the action) is God, as if God is merely a force. Nor does this mean that God is only love.