Verses to review today: 1 John 4:13-5:1
New Verse: 1 John 5:2
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. (ESV)
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. (KJV)
Greek: ἐν τούτῳ γινώσκομεν ὅτι ἀγαπῶμεν τὰ τέκνα τοῦ θεοῦ, ὅταν τὸν θεὸν ἀγαπῶμεν καὶ τὰς ἐντολὰς αὐτοῦ ποιῶμεν.
Transliterated Greek: en toutō ginōskomen hoti agapōmen ta tekna tou theou, hotan ton theon agapōmen kai tas entolas autou poiōmen.
Literal Word for Word Translation: By this we know that we love the children of God, whenever we love God and do his commandments.
Commentary: Of course the commandment of Jesus is to love the brothers (Jn 13:34-35). So, if we are keeping the Lord’s commandments, we are loving God and our neighbor (Gal 5:13-14; Mt 7:12; 22:35-40; James 1:25; 2:8).