We love Him because He first loved us.
This popped out at me yesterday and I have been pondering on these words.
I understand this to mean that I would not have loved Him if He had not
first loved me.
His love preceded my love for Him.
He loved me before I had any desire to be loved by Him.
He conquered my hard heart and my strong will with His love for me.
I am compelled to love Him, because He first loved me.