The bible tells us that he who is born of God is born of love, for God is love. The very nature of God is love according to this scripture. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth upon him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Love is the reason God sent Jesus into the world to die for our sins. God commended his love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. If while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his son, much more being yet reconciled we shall be saved by his life. God not only sent Jesus into the world to die for our sins, he raised him from the dead for our justification, this is love.
We who are born of the spirit of God are born of love, for God is love. The bible tells us, to be saved, we must be born again. We must be born of the spirit of God. Once we receive the spirit of God, we receive a new nature, a nature of love. This is while the bible tells us that one who hates his brother remains in darkness. If one is saved, they will walk in love, for God dwells in those who are saved.
Love is the fulfilling of the law, according to the scripture. Those who remain in hate, remain in darkness, according to the bible. The bible tells us Cain, who was of the wicked one, slew his brother Abel out of hatred for him. Those who hate their brother without a cause are murderers just as Cain, according to the scripture. Those who remain in the flesh without God cannot possibly walk in love. Before we can truly know love, we must know God. The bible tells us murderers will have no inheritance in the kingdom of God. Those who hate their brother are murderers at heart, according to the bible.
The bible tells us love worketh no ill will toward his brother, is not puffed up, and thinketh not of himself. Those who are born of God take on this nature. They will not be puffed up one against another. They will not vaunt themselves. They will work no ill will, according to the bible. Those who do so are not yet born of God, born of love. We must mortify the deeds of the body through the spirit, through love. If we do not walk in love, we cannot be sure of our salvation. The bible tells us we know we have passed from death unto life because we love the brethren. God Bless.
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