1 John 5:3

3 The proof that we love God comes when we keep his commandments and they are not at all troublesome.

1 John 5:3 In-Context

1 Every person who believes that Jesus is, in fact, the Messiah, is God-begotten. If we love the One who conceives the child, we'll surely love the child who was conceived.
2 The reality test on whether or not we love God's children is this: Do we love God? Do we keep his commands?
3 The proof that we love God comes when we keep his commandments and they are not at all troublesome.
4 Every God-begotten person conquers the world's ways. The conquering power that brings the world to its knees is our faith.
5 The person who wins out over the world's ways is simply the one who believes Jesus is the Son of God.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved.