Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
The one who loves his brother abides in the Light and there is no cause for stumbling in him.
No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.
If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.
“Moreover the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, so that you may live.
This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again?
Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;
For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.
Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,
By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.