1 John 4:19
We love him, because he first loved us.
Every Christian grace is some form or other of love. Repentance is love — grieving. Faith is love — leaning. Hope is love — expecting. Courage is love — daring. Patience is love — waiting. And so on through all the list of Christian virtues. And thus we see how it is that a man has just as much religion as he has love and no more.
(C. Clemance, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: We love him, because he first loved us.