by Charles Spurgeon

"We love him because he first loved us." -1 John 4:19

There is no light in the planet but that which proceeds from
the sun; and there is no true love to Jesus in the heart but
that which comes from the Lord Jesus himself.

From this overflowing fountain of the infinite love of God,
all our love to God must spring. This must ever be a great
and certain truth, that we love him for no other reason than
because he first loved us. Our love to him is "the fair
offspring" of his love to us.

Cold admiration, when studying the works of God,
anyone may have.
But the warmth of love can only be kindled in
the heart by God's Spirit.