1 John 3:16-24

Love in Action

16 This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers.
17 If anyone has this world's goods and sees his brother in need but shuts off his compassion from him-how can God's love reside in him?
18 Little children, we must not love in word or speech, but in deed and truth;
19 that is how we will know we are of the truth, and will convince our hearts in His presence,
20 because if our hearts condemn us, God is greater than our hearts and knows all things.
21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn [us] we have confidence before God,
22 and can receive whatever we ask from Him because we keep His commands and do what is pleasing in His sight.
23 Now this is His command: that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another as He commanded us.
24 The one who keeps His commands remains in Him, and He in him. And the way we know that He remains in us is from the Spirit He has given us.

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1 John 3:16-24 In-Context

14 We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers. The one who does not love remains in death.
15 Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.
16 This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us. We should also lay down our lives for our brothers.
17 If anyone has this world's goods and sees his brother in need but shuts off his compassion from him-how can God's love reside in him?
18 Little children, we must not love in word or speech, but in deed and truth;
19 that is how we will know we are of the truth, and will convince our hearts in His presence,
20 because if our hearts condemn us, God is greater than our hearts and knows all things.
21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn [us] we have confidence before God,
22 and can receive whatever we ask from Him because we keep His commands and do what is pleasing in His sight.
23 Now this is His command: that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another as He commanded us.
24 The one who keeps His commands remains in Him, and He in him. And the way we know that He remains in us is from the Spirit He has given us.

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