“By this we know that we love the children of GOD, when we love GOD and keep HIS commandments. For this is the love of GOD, that we keep HIS commandments. And HIS commandments are not burdensome” 1 John 5:2-3.
NOTE: GOD expects us to demonstrate our love to HIM and others by keeping HIS commandments which is true and just. We have the life of Jesus CHRIST as a model of how we should live. Jesus CHRIST kept the commandments of GOD (Review John 15:10). HE pleased GOD with HIS obedience and HIS desire to do the will of GOD.
Of course, we are recipients of GOD’s love and commandment to live love. “Herein is love, not that we loved GOD, but that HE loved us, and sent HIS SON to be the propitiation for our sins. We love HIM, because HE first loved us. If a man say, I love GOD, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love GOD whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from HIM, That he who loveth GOD love his brother also.” 1 John 4:10; 19-21.
Wow! what a wonderful GOD! HE expects us to share that love with others. That love, CHRIST said, would characterize HIS disciples through the ages. John 13:34-35 says “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another”.
Dear friends, since GOD so loved us, we also are expected to love one another. Peace be unto You!