Luke 6 :44 (BSB)
"For each tree is known by its own fruit. Indeed, figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor grapes from brambles."
1 John 3:23-24 (ESV)
"And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as He has commanded us. Whoever keeps His commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us."
1 John 3:19-22 (ESV)
"By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before Him;
for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and He knows everything. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do what pleases Him."
1 John 3:16-18 (ESV)
"By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down
our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother
in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth."
1 John 3:14-15 (BSB)
"We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers.
The one who does not love remains in death. Everyone who hates his brother is
a murderer, and you know that eternal life does not reside in a murderer."
1 John 3:11-13 (BSB)
"This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another. Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did Cain slay him? Because his own deeds were evil, while those of his brother were righteous. So do not be surprised, brothers, if the world hates you."
1 John 3:9-10 (BSB)
"Anyone born of God refuses to practice sin, because God’s seed abides in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God. By this the children of God are distinguished from the children of the devil: Anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is anyone who does not love his brother."
1 John 3:8-9 (BSB)
"Little children, let no one deceive you: The one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as Christ is righteous. The one who practices sin is of the devil,
because the devil has been sinning from the very start. This is why the Son of
God was revealed, to destroy the works of the devil."
1 John 3:4-6 (BSB)
"Everyone who practices sin practices lawlessness as well. Indeed, sin is lawlessness. But you know that Christ appeared to take away sins,
and in Him there is no sin. No one who remains in Him keeps on sinning.
No one who continues to sin has seen Him or known Him."
1 John 3:2-3 (BSB)
"Beloved, we are now children of God, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that when Christ appears, we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as Christ is pure."