1 John 3:14; 1 John 3:16; 1 John 4:6; 1 John 4:10-11; 1 John 4:14; 1 John 4:16-17; 1 John 4:19
We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
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.
Herein is our love made perfect , that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is , so are we in this world.
We love him, because he first loved us.