And we know (understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation, and by experience) and believe.. the love God cherishes for us. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him–1 John 4:16
First John 4:16 emphasizes that we need to be conscious of the love God has for us. It’s easy for us to say “God loves me” without really understanding what we’re saying. The knowledge of His love should not be just be some biblical fact that we understand in our mind but a living reality in our lives.
This verse says, God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him.
The word dwell in this verse means “to abide, to live in.” It does not refer to visiting; it refers to staying or remaining.
God’s love isn’t just a fact to memorize or a fleeting feeling. His loves is here to stay. It doesn’t just stay in the good times and leave when things are bad; God’s love always remains, so we should remain in His love.
Each of us can reap a greater harvest of Christian maturity when we press in to God’s love, You will grow in difficult times when you abide in the amazing love God has for you.
From the book “Promises for our everyday lives”