The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.
We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
Then the Lord passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth;
For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive,
And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.
But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.
Jesus answered, “If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; it is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God’;
But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,
for our God is a consuming fire.
The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;
The one who says he is in the Light and yet hates his brother is in the darkness until now.
No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has seen Him or knows Him.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.