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1 John 5:3
For this is the love of God: This is the kind of love that God desire of us our entire day-by-day life must be molded by the commandments of God 2
. That we keep his commandments: The commandments of God as delineated in
must be the defining standard of our lives and we must adhere totally to it, for it is the only litmus test of determining whether we are Christians or not. According to
, if we are err in any of it, then we are guilty of all. A lawyer of the Pharisees extraction once ask Christ a tempting question Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus answered him by summarizing the content of the two tables of stones that Moses collected from God thus: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. He when further to add that And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
. The phrase, the second is like unto it signifies that
which spells our relationship with God cannot be complete without
which spells our relationship with our neighbour. We cannot claim to love God if we don t love our brother whom we are seeing 1
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