1 John 4:16 (NKJV) And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

“God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.” These are intimately intertwined together. Anyone who hates any of his or her brothers and sisters in Christ, cannot say that he or she loves God. If they did, they would be lying. Because you cannot hate your brother or sister in Christ and love God at the same time. For anyone who abides in God must abide in love. And if they do, then God abides in him or her. Thus, how can you say you love God, and hate your brother or sister who is abiding in God, and God in him or her. It is impossible to separate the two. “God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.” One cannot say that he or she loves God when he or she hates his or her brother or sister in Christ. For “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love” (1 John 4:8 NKJV). It is as simple as that my friends. Love must prevail in the family of God, for God is love. Settle your differences, and abide in love.

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.