1 John 4:7-8
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
(following taken from DAVID GUZIK COMMENTARY ON THE BIBLE, Studylight.org)
Love describes the character and heart of God. He is so rich in love and compassion, that it can be used to describe His very being…..
….Great problems come when we try to say love is God. This is because love does not define everything in the character of God, and because when most people use the term love, they are not thinking of true love, the God-kind of love. Instead, they are thinking of a squishy, namby-pamby, have-a-nice-day kind of love that values being "nice" more than wanting what is really best for the other person.