1 John 2:3-5; 1 John 3:22; 1 John 3:24; 1 John 5:2-3; 1 John 5:18
We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands.
The man who says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him:
and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him.
Those who obey his commands live in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.
This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.
This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,
We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him.