Scripture Readings

Friday, July 26, 2013

1 John 4:20-5:5 (Vespers, 2nd reading)

20
If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?
21
And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.
1
Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him.
2
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments.
3
For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.
4
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith.
5
Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?