It is important to understand that life in Christ is what changes us. It is not change that causes life in Christ. Do not use this truth in reverse. Life in Christ gives power to the weak and peace to the storm……… There is many verses that creates a checklist of the changes caused by Christ living in us. These verses is there as a mirror to reveal to us, how much we need to allow Christ to change us.
1 John 3:14-15 – We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
Maybe it is time for us to realise how serious it is, if our fellow believers don’t evidently talk about the love we have for them. It means we have not allowed Christ to impact our lives deep enough. Love for fellow believers is step 1……… How will it take Christ do give us a love for the world if He still has not been able to show love for one another up to now?
This is such a fundamental change that John doubts your salvation if you do not have it. How serious are you about it? Have you asked the Holy Spirit to give you more love? Is it part of your daily prayers, or are your prayers focussed on something more important?