Quote from: Foadle on July 03, 2020, 11:58:48 pmFunny you should ask that. God has had me sitting in 1 John for quite some time now. Started a few years ago. And I will stop for a season, and I am brought back to it. And in this book is states God's most defining characteristic (and by default what ours should be).
God is love (1 John 4:8, 16).
Again and again this chapter talks of God's love and how that love is expressed. It also shows how we cannot be in God unless we are in love. Love is everything...There is no fear in love (1 John 4:17)
We love him, because he first loved us (1 John 4:19)
This is the love of God, that we keep his commandments (1 John 5:3)
And this is his commandment, that we should love one another (1 John 3:11)
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 3:20)
I could keep going but you get the point. If we are not in love we are not in God, - that simple because God is love
Quote from: Episcopius on July 03, 2020, 05:33:35 pmBoth cf.com and cf.net can be devil's playground at times, HisforeverWe just need to live out of Him who is in us, rather than the world that is in us...must admit I find it a bit of a challenge sometimes.
But greater is He that is in US than he that is in the world!