1 John 3:11-24 - God Is Love, So Love One Another

11 For this is the message which you heard from the beginning; that we should love one another; 12 not as Cain was of the evil one and killed his brother; and why did he kill him? because his works were evil, and his brother's righteous. 13 Wonder not, brothers, if the world hates you. 14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brothers; he that loves not, continues in death. 15 Every one that hates his brother is a murderer; and we know that no murderer has eternal life continuing in him.

16 By this we have known love, because he laid down his life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 17 And whoever has the goods of the world and sees his brother have need, and withholds his compassions from him, how continues the love of God in him?

18 My little children, let us not love in word nor tongue, but in work and truth. 19 And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him; 20 for if our minds condemn us, God is greater than our minds and knows all things.

21 Beloved, if our minds do not condemn us, we have boldness before God, 22 and what we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do the things which are pleasing in his sight. 23 And this is his commandment; that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another as he gave commandment. 24 And he that keeps his commandments continues in him and he in him; and by this we know that he continues in us, by the Spirit which he gave us.