May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.
Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. … The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. … But you, man of God … pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.
Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. …And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds …
If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. … Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.
Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.
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