God is love, so naturally He works in us that we love one another.

God is love, so naturally He works in us that we love one another.

BibleGateway: 1 John 3:24-4:11

ESV Text: 1 John 3:24-4:11

1 John 3:24–4:11 (Listen)

24 Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God,1 and God2 in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.

Test the Spirits

4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

God Is Love

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Footnotes

[1] 3:24 Greek him

[2] 3:24 Greek he

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KJV Text:

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24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.(KJV)


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     1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

     4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

     7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 297 (LSB 580):
The Gospel Shows the Father’s Grace

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1. The Gospel shows the Father’s grace, 
Who sent His Son to save our race, 
Proclaims how Jesus lived and died 
That man might thus be justified. 

2. It sets the Lamb before our eyes, 
Who made the atoning sacrifice, 
And calls the souls with guilt opprest 
To come and find eternal rest. 

3. It brings the Savior’s righteousness 
Our souls to robe in royal dress; 
From all our guilt it brings release 
And gives the troubled conscience peace. 

4. It is the power of God to save 
From sin and Satan and the grave; 
It works the faith, which firmly clings 
To all the treasures which it brings. 

5. It bears to all the tidings glad 
And bids their hearts no more be sad; 
The heavy-laden souls it cheers 
And banishes their guilty fears. 

6. May we in faith its tidings learn 
Nor thanklessly its blessings spurn; 
May we in faith its truth confess 
And praise the Lord our Righteousness! 


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