1 John 4:19

19 We love because he loved us first.

1 John 4:19 In-Context

17 So love is made complete among us. We will be bold on the day God judges us. That's because in this world we love as Jesus did.
18 There is no fear in love. Instead, perfect love drives fear away. Fear has to do with being punished. The one who fears does not have perfect love.
19 We love because he loved us first.
20 Anyone who says he loves God but in fact hates his brother or sister is a liar. He doesn't love his brother or sister, whom he has seen. So he can't love God, whom he has not seen.
21 Here is the command God has given us. Anyone who loves God must also love his brothers and sisters.

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