This Wednesday I want to share another passage from this book of 1 John. (Last week I shared 1 John 1:5-7, you can see that post here.)
These verses talk about how we have a mediator/advocate with the Father. Because of this, all we need to do is confess our sin to Him! John goes on to say that the way we know we are disciples of Jesus is if we follow His commandments. Examine yourself in the light of this passage. Do you love people?
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked. (1 John 2:1-6)
God bless you as you “grow in the grace and the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ!”