Love comes from God, who loved us first! He showed how much He loved us by sending His one and only Son Jesus Christ into this world, so that we might have eternal life through Him. All, who confess that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. That is why anyone who loves is a child of God, and knows God. It is this God-given love that propels us, not only to love Him with all our hearts, soul and mind, but also to love ourselves, our neighbor, our brother and sister, and our enemy. This is the proof that God has given us His Spirit; that we live in Him and He in us. That is why it says that if we love each other, God lives in us, and His love is brought to full expression in us and grows more and more perfect. God’s love has no fear and is not afraid of punishment, because this perfect love expels all fear. It is because we know how much God loves us, that we put our trust in His unfailing love! God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. Therefore, if we love each other, God lives in us! But if someone says, “I love God,” but hates a Christian brother or sister, that person is a liar and does not know God, FOR GOD IS LOVE!!! (See 1. John 4:7-21, Matthew 22:37 and Matthew 5:44)