1 John 3:16-24 - Love In Action

16 In this we have known the love, that He laid down His soul in our behalf; and we ought to lay down our souls in behalf of the brethren. 17 But whosoever possesses the goods of the world, and beholds his brother having need, and shuts up his compassion from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

18 Little children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue, but in deed and in truth. 19 Hereby we shall know that we are of the truth, and we shall assure our heart before Him; 20 because, if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, we have confidence toward God; 22 and whatsoever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments, and do the things that are pleasing before Him. 23 And this is the commandment, that we should believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as He gave us commandment. 24 And he that keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him; and in this we know that He abideth in us, by the Spirit Whom He gave to us.