The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.
We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he…
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world — the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does — comes not from the Father…
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.