Mark 12:30 –“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength…”
Mark 12:31 – “And the second is like, namely this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is none other commandment greater than these.”
The love of God towards one another results in spiritual growth through the cleansing blood of Christ.
Sanctification Through Relationship and Fellowship
John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
1 John 3:16 – “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we o for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.”
1 John 4:21 – “And this commandment have we from him, that he who loves God love his brother also.”
The above truths indicate the need for us to “not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another, and so much the more, as ye see the Day approaching.” (Hebr. 10:25)