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10In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.

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10. Herein is lovelove in the abstract: love, in its highest ideal, is herein. The love was all on God's side, none on ours.

not that we loved God—though so altogether worthy of love.

he loved us—though so altogether unworthy of love. The Greek aorist expresses, Not that we did any act of love at any time to God, but that He did the act of love to us in sending Christ.




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