Little children, let us not 1love in word or talk but in deed and 2in truth.
By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him;
for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.
Beloved, 3if our heart does not condemn us, 4we have confidence before God;
and 5whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and 6do what pleases him.
And this is his commandment, 7that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and 8love one another, 9just as he has commanded us.
2410Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God,a and Godb in him. And 11by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.