1 John 4:16
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
God is love and whoever abides in love abides in God and God in them. Since God is love, that love must find an object. The object of God’s love are the individuals who have been born into the family of God. If we are in fellowship with God, then we must love those He loves.