Love is a verb it requires action.
We call ourselves Christians, BUT, we don’t live, talk, walk or even try to please God as He did. We never talk about Him in public, when we read the bible we disregard anything that mentions His laws. We tell ourselves that following and obeying His laws is legalistic. We continually practice sinning because we are not born again, we don’t have a clue what God calls sin and we don’t even know His real name.
Numbers 23:19 God said He doesn't lie or change His mind and His Son made it clear that God’s doctrine is not His to change. if anyone makes claim that God’s law was changed aren't they calling God a liar?
Ecclesiastes 12:14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
Proverbs 28:9 He that turned away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
Matthew 7:21“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter. 22On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’23But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’
Proof of being born again
1 John 3:4 Everyone who practices sin practices lawlessness. Indeed, sin is lawlessness. 5 But you know that Christ appeared to take away sins, and in Him there is no sin. 6 No one who remains in Him keeps on sinning. No one who continues (practice) to sin has seen Him or known Him
7 Dear children, don’t let anyone deceive you about this: When people do what is right, it shows that they are righteous, even as Christ is righteous. 8 But when people keep on sinning, it shows that they belong to the devil, who has been sinning since the beginning. But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil. 9 Those who have been born into God’s family do not make a practice of sinning, because God’s life is in them. So, they can’t keep on sinning, because they are children of God. 10 So now we can tell who children of God are and who are children of the devil. Anyone who does not live righteously and does not love other believers does not belong to God.
What we do is the evidence of what we believe internally. Our actions define for others our inward beliefs.
1 John 2:6 Whoever claims to live in Him must live as Yeshua did.
1 Peter 2:21 For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps.
Christ came to free us from the curse of our sin and to teach us how to not sin.
He kept the Leviticus food laws.
He kept the seventh day Sabbath Holy.
He kept all God’s feast days.
He kept all God’s commandments and statutes.
He was totally submersed during baptism.
He wore tassels on the hems of his clothing.