17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar …
21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
What is the true measure of our love for and conversion to God and Jesus Christ? It’s the love we have for and show to others.
It’s easy to love those we love. The trickier goal is to love those we don’t.
If we want to be able to stand with boldness or confidence before God in the day of judgement and claim His mercy and grace, we can’t just claim to love and follow Him. We have already had to become like Him in our love for others.
It’s a lifelong process.