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.
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John 3:16 which says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”
“By this we know love” Love can only be witnessed through action. Jesus displayed His love for us by giving up His life on the cross so that we would have a chance to get saved from hell. Hell is a place that was prepared for Satan and his fallen angels. But, since we sinned and disobeyed God, it became our destination.
As believers in Jesus Christ, we must follow Jesus’ footsteps and sacrifice our lives for our brethren. That sacrifice can come in any shape or form. When you give of yourself and what you have to your brothers and sisters in Christ, you have sacrificed part of you for them.