this is love
"If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
The one who has My commands and keeps them is the one who loves Me. And the one who loves Me will be loved by My Father. I also will love him and will reveal Myself to him."
If you keep My commands you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commands and remain in His love.
You are My friends if you do what I command you.
Do not owe anyone anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
The commandments: You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not covet, and if there is any other commandment-- all are summed up by this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
For you are called to freedom, brothers; only don't use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another through love.
For the entire law is fulfilled in one statement: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
For this is what love for God is: to keep His commands. Now His commands are not a burden,
And if we know that He hears whatever we ask, we know that we have what we have asked Him for.
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So now I urge you, lady-- not as if I were writing you a new command, but one we have had from the beginning-- that we love one another.
What you have heard from the beginning must remain in you. If what you have heard from the beginning remains in you, then you will remain in the Son and in the Father.