We love Him because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19)
Everything we have is a gift from God. Our talents, abilities, giftedness, including our faith are all grants from our Creator. Even our love for God is a gift from God. He has endowed us with the ability to love Him. The only reason we love God is because He has first loved us. All we can do is reciprocate that love. Anything good that we have or do was first done for us by the Lord God. Because God first loved us, we ought to be first to love others. We should not have to wait to be loved before we love. If we choose to love the unlovable, we in turn will be chosen to be loved. Jesus said, “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.” God has chosen to love us; we are to choose to love others. We cannot take any credit for loving God, but God will give us credit for loving one another.