That’s certainly a loaded question, but one we looked at this past week in our ongoing journey through the book of 1 John in the Love: Up & Out series. In 1 John 3:11-24, John actually gives one of the answers to that question.
One of the ways we can know is by how we feel and respond toward our brothers and sisters. Do we love or do we hate? Cain hated his brother Abel, and the love of God was not in him. Hate is a powerful emotion, but love is stronger, especially when it comes to the love of God at work in and through us.
So, one of the ways we know is by love – and not just walking around saying “I love you, man” but by the actuality of love lived out in action in relationship. This is the truth and this is the command John would have us to embrace.
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