And whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
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.
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.
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. 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.
And this is the promise that he made to us—eternal life.
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him.