II John 5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. 6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
The commandment that John was giving to the church was that they should love one another. When they loved one another then they would be obeying the commandments. They had been taught this from the beginning.
When I love God I want to do what pleases God. When I love God I will live to serve and love others and not myself. Love is the opposite of self. When I am thinking of myself I am not loving you. John challenged the believers to love and please God.
Love one another. Express love. Be kind. That is what happens when we love God and obey Him!
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