2 John 1

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And now I plead with you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: that we love one another. This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.

– 1 John 1:5-6

Most commentators and Bible teachers agree, the “elect lady” of 1 John is likely the church. Here John reminds the church again of Christ’s all important commandment to “love one another.” And in this commandment we love God by walking according to His commandments.

So, the logic is simple … do you want to fulfill the commandment to love the Lord your God with all of your heart, mind and strength? Then fulfill the commandment to love one another, and you’ll be well on your way.

The logic is simple … the practice takes some effort.

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