By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.
(1 John 4:13-14 ESV)
God has given us his Holy Spirit so that we can have assurance of his life in us. The Holy Spirit lives in us when we come to Christ through faith in him alone for our salvation. This is a forever deal. God does not take back his Holy Spirit from us. We can quench the Holy Spirit with our sin, but God’s Spirit will never leave us. God through his Spirit gives us complete assurance of our salvation.
If you are a Christian you have come to know Jesus is your savior. You know that God worked a miracle in your life and saved you from the wrath of God that you deserved. You know this to be a fact even though you have not seen him with your own eyes the way the disciples did. And you can now testify to others the reality of God in your life.
Love comes from God. And we must have a correct understanding of who God is so that we can truly experience the one true God. We have to know and understand what Jesus did for us. We must truly be born again to have God and his love in our lives.
How do you make the Bible and correct understanding a priority in your life? Do you check the Bible when you are taught by others so that you can confirm that you are learning truth? Love and doctrine go hand in hand. We cannot know love if we don’t know God, and we can’t know God if we don’t know love.