Bible: 1 John 3:13-24

3:13 Therefore do not be surprised, brothers and sisters, 1  if the world hates you. 2  3:14 We know that 3  we have crossed over 4  from death to life 5  because 6  we love our fellow Christians. 7  The one who does not love remains in death. 8  3:15 Everyone who hates his fellow Christian 9  is a murderer, 10  and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing 11  in him. 3:16 We have come to know love by this: 12  that Jesus 13  laid down 14  his life for us; thus we ought to lay down our lives for our fellow Christians. 3:17 But whoever has the world’s possessions 15  and sees his fellow Christian 16  in need and shuts off his compassion against him, how can the love of God 17  reside 18  in such a person? 19 

3:18 Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue but in deed and truth. 20  3:19 And by this 21  we will know that we are of the truth and will convince 22  our conscience 23  in his presence, 24  3:20 that 25  if our conscience condemns 26  us, that 27  God is greater than our conscience and knows all things. 3:21 Dear friends, if our conscience does not condemn us, we have confidence in the presence of God, 3:22 and 28  whatever we ask we receive from him, because 29  we keep his commandments and do the things that are pleasing to him. 3:23 Now 30  this is his commandment: 31  that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he gave 32  us the commandment. 3:24 And the person who keeps his commandments resides 33  in God, 34  and God 35  in him. Now by this 36  we know that God 37  resides in us: by the Spirit he has given us.

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