Things We Miss From 1 John

Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. this then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set out hearts at hest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.

Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him. (1 John 3:18-22)

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. (1 John 4:16b-17)

What would happen if we lived like these verses were true? If we approached God with confidence, knowing he would provide. If we actually thought that we are like God in this evil world. These are powerful truths from a timeless God that speak to a church that is often sterile and inaffective because of fear, another of John’s hot topics.

Just for today, let’s try to live into these truths. I think we’ll be amazed what happens.

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