(1 John 3:19–24) -- By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; - for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. - Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; - and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. - And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. - Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God, and God in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.