1 John 3:16-21

16 By this we know love, because he laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.  17 But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and closes his heart of compassion against him, how does the love of God remain in him?  18 My little children, let's not love in word only, neither with the tongue only, but in deed and truth.  19 And by this we know that we are of the truth, and persuade our hearts before him,  20 because if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.  21 Beloved, if our hearts don't condemn us, we have boldness toward God;