Many people like to tell us we must keep God’s commandment(s). So what exactly are His commandment(s)? Then I found this verse:
And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment. (1 John 3:22-23)
While I think the first part of the commandment is not much of an issue for most Christians, what about the second? How do we love another?
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. (1 John 4:10-11)
It is clear. The only we can truly love one another is by being conscious of God’s love for us first. And by that, we can truly love Him back.