Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
We love him, because he first loved us.
And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.