"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. You are my friends if you do what I command." John 15:12-14
How do you know if someone truly loves God? The Bible says if you love God then you will love people. Jesus explained this to the young expert of law in Matthew 22:34-40. He event went so far as to say, "All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." He demonstrated that love each and everyday of His earthly ministry. And then He commanded His followers to love the same way. Jesus says in John 15:12-14, "My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. You are my friends if you do what I command." In 1 John 4:7, we read, "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God." John goes on to say in verses 11 and 12, "Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us." People around you will know if your love for God is genuine if you love them in return. Do you know someone who loves like Jesus? Better yet, do you love like Jesus?