II John 1:6 GW Love means that we live by doing what he commands. We were commanded to live in love, and you have heard this from the beginning.
Very simple. What we claim is true only if followed by actions. We cannot claim to "be a Christian" or "follow Jesus" if we do not actually obey His commands, love Him, love His people and let His love flow through us to those around us. Real love isn't about our seeking to fell good, but about loving out of our comfortable zone, out of the limelight and not out of convenience.
Do I truly live by God's, my my own, values, principles--love?
V. 9 Everyone who doesn't continue to teach what Christ taught doesn't have God. The person who continues to teach what Christ taught has both the Father and the Son.