1 John 3:11

For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

For this is the message,.... Sent from God by Christ, or what he in his ministry declared, and is the commandment which was so frequently urged by him, John 13:34;

that ye have heard from the beginning; of the preaching of the Gospel to them, and of their conversion; see 1 John 2:7;

that we should love one another; to which the command of Christ, the reason with which it is enforced, and the early notice of it, should engage.