God’s love is powerful and doesn’t leave you unchanged. It sets you free from the power of sin in so many ways. We tend to think mostly in terms of the punishment of sin. But it’s purpose doesn’t stop there. It is perfected when we begin to love according to God’s design, keeping his commands. This is the goal of God’s love, to restore us as reflectors of his image, which is revealed to us in his word, in his law.
whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. (1 John 2:5)
McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan: Num 32, Ps 77, Is 24, 1 Jn 2