The Christian should love God and other people. Christ demands that we love all men, even our enemies. The kind of love that a Christian is to have must be displayed by what he does.
||[Jesus said] And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.
||You have heard that it
was said, You shall love your neighbor and hate your
enemy. But I [Jesus] say to you, love
your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who
hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and
persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in
heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on
the good, and sends rain on the just and on the
unjust. For if you love those who love you, what
reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the
same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do
more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do
so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
||[Jesus said] A new commandment I give to
you, that you love one another; as I have loved you,
that you also love one another. By this all will know
that you are My disciples, if you have love for one
|1 Peter 1:22
||Since you have purified your souls in
obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the
brethren, love one another fervently with a pure
||[Jesus said] If you love Me, keep
My commandments....He who has My commandments and keeps them,
it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.
|1 John 5:2,3
||By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.
no one anything except to love one another, for he who
loves another has fulfilled the law. For the
commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not
murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not bear false
witness," "You shall not covet," and if there is any other
commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, "You
shall love your neighbor as yourself." Love does
no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of
|1 John 3:11,14-18
this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that
we should love one another....We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death. Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
|1 Corinthians 13:4-8
||Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails ....