The Love of Christ Resembled
Love One Another
11 For vthis is the message that you have heard from the beginning, wthat we should loveone another. 12 We should not be like xCain, who was of the evil one and murdered hisbrother. And why did he murder him? yBecause his own deeds were evil and his brother’srighteous. 13 Do not be surprised, brothers,3 zthat the world hates you. 14 We know thatawe have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does notlove abides in death. 15 bEveryone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know thatcno murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
16 By this we know love, that dhe laid down his life for us, and ewe ought to lay down ourlives for the brothers. 17 But fif anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need,yet gcloses his heart against him, hhow does God’s love abide in him? 18 Little children, letus not ilove in word or talk but in deed and jin truth.