1 John 3:11-24
We must love believers.
- Hate has an ungodly nature (1 John 3:11-15).
- Believers need compassion (1 John 3:16-18).
- Love gives us an objective point of reference when our conscience falsely condemns us (1 John 3:19-22).
- Love is a characteristic of abiding in God (1 John 3:23-24).
Christian love rises above human differences to show itself in absolute loyalty to others in their need. Christian love looks on other persons through the eyes and with the heart of God. Christian love respects others as persons who are objects of God’s love.Herschel H. Hobbs