1 John 3:1-24, NLT
1 John 3
1See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him.
4Everyone who sins is breaking God’s law, for all sin is contrary to the law of God.
7Dear children, don’t let anyone deceive you about this: When people do what is right, it shows that they are righteous, even as Christ is righteous.
Love One Another
11This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
14If we love our brothers and sisters who are believers,*3:14 Greek the brothers; similarly in 3:16. it proves that we have passed from death to life. But a person who has no love is still dead.
16We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters.
18Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.
21Dear friends, if we don’t feel guilty, we can come to God with bold confidence.
23And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us.