Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Bible References


1 John 4:8
He who does not love, does not know God; for God is love.
1 John 3:1
Behold what manner of love the Father has given us in allowing us to be called "Children of God!" And that is what we are. For this reason the world does not recognize us, because it did not know him.


1 John 4:19
We love because He loved us first.
John 15:16
"You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
Romans 5:8
But God gives proof of his love to us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 8:29
For whom he foreknew, he also foreordained to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, so that he might be the eldest of a great brotherhood;
2 Corinthians 5:19
how that God was in Christ reconciling a world to himself, not reckoning to men their trespasses; and that to me he has entrusted the message of that reconciliation.
Ephesians 2:4
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,
Titus 3:3
For we were ourselves once foolish, disobedient, deceived, slaving for various lusts and pleasures, passing our lives in malice and envy. We were hateful, and we hated one another.

And sent

1 John 2:2
And he is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.
Romans 3:25
For God openly set him forth for himself as an offering of atonement through faith, by means of his blood, in order to show forth his righteousness??ince in his forbearance he had passed over the sins previously committed??o show forth his righteousness,
1 Peter 2:24
He bore our sins in his own body upon the tree, in order that we might become dead to sins, and be alive unto righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.
1 Peter 3:18
because Christ also once for all suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but make alive in spirit.

General references

Matthew 22:40
"On those two commandments hang the whole law and the prophets."
Luke 19:10
"For the Son of man is come to seek and to save the lost."
John 15:13
"Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Hebrews 13:1
Let brotherly love continue.
1 John 4:19
We love because He loved us first.