1 John 3:11–15 (ESV)
Love One Another
For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 12 We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s
righteous. 13 Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you. 14 We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. 15 Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know
that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
As a Christian, we are about love, not hate. The 5th Commandments states “Thou shall not Murder.” Jesus states in Matthew
5:21-22: 21 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults
his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. As Christians, we are to be know by our love.
I pray: O Lord, help me to love, and
not to harbor anger or hatred. Help drive ungodly behavior from me and help me to seek the Kingdom of God. Amen.