Top Level Notes for 1 John 3:16-19
Verse 16: We have come to recognize, understand, and perceive love by the example of Jesus laying down his own life for us. So, if we are followers of Him then we will be known by our love and, in love, we should lay down our own loves for our brothers and sisters who are in Him.
Verse 17: HOWEVER! If anyone has the resources for sustaining life and sees his brother in need, yet refuses to allow their hearts the compassion to fill their brother’s need, then how can the love of God, by which love is measured, live and dwell in him?
Verse 18: Brothers and sisters in Christ, don’t just merely love in speech or thought but do it both deed and truth…or practice and sincerity.
Verse 19: When we NATURALLY operate this way, that will mean that we know that we are of the Truth and can remind/convince our hearts in His presence.