1 John 3:19–24 (ESV)
One Another (Part 3)
19 By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; 20 for
whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. 21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; 22 and whatever we ask we
receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. 23 And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his
Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. 24 Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this
we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.
condemns us when we look at our brother, see his needs, and yet excuse ourselves from acting in love. However, in Christ we know that we have passed out of death into life; that is, we have true saving faith, because we love our fellow Christians. Jesus laid
down His life for us. His love for us has covered all our sins. God is greater than our heart, and His sure and certain promises of salvation give us the confidence to come before
I pray: Heavenly Father, forgive my lack of real love for my brothers and sisters, and enable me to love everyone as Jesus has loved me. Amen.