Three easy steps to start your free trial subscription to Bible Gateway Plus. If a man professes to love God, and yet indulges anger or revenge, or shows a selfish disposition, he gives his profession the lie. 1 John 4 King James Version 1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Then we differ from the false professors, who pretend to love God, whom they have not seen, yet hate their brethren, whom they have seen.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.
Obedience and good works, done from the principle of love, are not like the servile toil of one who unwillingly labours from dread of a master's anger.
God has so shown himself to be love, that we cannot come short of eternal happiness, unless through unbelief and impenitence, although strict justice would condemn us to hopeless misery, because we break our Creator's laws.
20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? We must distinguish between the fear of God and being afraid of him; the fear of God imports high regard and veneration for God. 1 John 4:1-4 King James Version (KJV). You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. From love to him, they hate sin, and whatever disagrees with his will, and they have a sound and hearty desire to do his will. Does love exist between God and sinners? KJV (Narrated) NKJV (Narrated) NKJV (Dramatized) NLT (Dramatized) NIV (Narrated) NIV (Dramatized) NASB (Narrated) RVR60 (Español) Tools. Believers cautioned against giving heed to every one that pretends to the Spirit. 21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and then enter your payment information. Red Letter. And what wonder is it, that people of a worldly spirit should cleave to those who are like themselves, and suit their schemes and discourses to their corrupt taste?7-13 The Spirit of God is the Spirit of love.
There must be a day of universal judgment. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. Don't have an account? Thus it will appear that God dwells in us by his new-creating Spirit. 10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. The false teachers spake of the world according to its maxims and tastes, so as not to offend carnal men.
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14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. He that does not love the image of God in his people, has no saving knowledge of God. (1-6) Brotherly love enforced. Mystery and darkness rest upon many things yet. 5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. Begin reading God's Word ad-free with instant access to your new online study library. The world approved them, they made rapid progress, and had many followers such as themselves; the world will love its own, and its own will love it. (7-21)1-6 Christians who are well acquainted with the Scriptures, may, in humble dependence on Divine teaching, discern those who set forth doctrines according to the apostles, and those who contradict them. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment.
Creating an account allows you to access more features and content such as: Reading the Bible is rewarding, and these plans make it easy! 1 John 4 ; 1JN 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 12 No man hath seen God at any time. This must be tried by its effects on their temper, and their conduct to their brethren. Love oils the wheels of his affections, and sets him on that which is helpful to his brethren. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. King James Version (KJV), Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the NEW, KJV, Reference Bible, Personal Size Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Deluxe Reference Bible, Super Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Second Edition, KJV, Vest Pocket New Testament & Psalms, Leathersoft, Black, Red Letter Version: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Holy Bible, Larger Print, Paperback, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Value Thinline Bible, Large Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version. You can cancel anytime during the trial period. King James Version Update. 20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? A man that goes about a business with ill will, always does it badly. Try it free for 30 days. 13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
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