We - true believers - love because God first loved us.
We love because he first loved us.
So, how should we live?
Who should we love?
We love everyone.
But especially the brother…fellow believer.
One would think that such would be easy, but often it is not.
We do not live in the Love of the Lord.
We live in the desires of our flesh.
We “want what we want”.
We think not of our brother, but of ourselves.
Give heed to the Word of the Lord.
1 Jo 4:20-21
If anyone says, “I love God,” and yet hates his brother or sister, he is a liar.
For the person who does not love his brother or sister whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.
And we have this command from him:
The one who loves God must also love his brother and sister.
If you say “I love God”, yet you hate your brother or sister in the Lord, you are a liar.
You cannot love God.
You have not seen God.
If this is your pattern and practice of behavior, then you are not truly saved.
You are a deceived religionist.
You will have your part in the lake of fire.
“But for the cowardly and
immoral persons and
their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone,
which is the second death.”
Do not rest on religious activity.
Seek the Lord.
Allow Him to convict and direct.
Then, love in the Love of the Lord.