16 This is how we know love: Jesus laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.17 But if someone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but refuses to help—how can the love of God dwell in a person like that?
18 Little children, let’s not love with words or speech but with action and truth.19 This is how we will know that we belong to the truth and reassure our hearts in God’s presence.20 Even if our hearts condemn us, God is greater than our hearts and knows all things.21 Dear friends, if our hearts don’t condemn us, we have confidence in relationship to God.22 We receive whatever we ask from him because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.23 This is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love each other as he commanded us.24 Those who keep his commandments dwell in God and God dwells in them. This is how we know that he dwells in us, because of the Spirit he has given us.
CALLED TO SHARE
When God gives me more than I need, I am called to share.