THE LORD OUR GOD IS LOVE
1 John 4:8, : "Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love."
This very succinct biblical description of God's essence gives us a beautiful window into the nature of God. This is because the bible also gives us a succinct definition of what love is.
1 Corinthians 13 : Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.