Daily Archives: October 8, 2020

1 John 2 Devotion

This letter from John is deeply concerned about knowing the truth. At least seven times, John uses the word “know” in this chapter and even more throughout the letter. Let’s make a partial list of things we should know from this chapter.

  • The letter was written “so that you may not sin.” We need to know the purpose of John’s letter.
  • We should know that if we sin we have an Advocate who made the payment for our sins.
  • John says that “we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.”
    • That assumes we know His commandments…
      • the truth
      • His Word
  • Again, “By this we know that we are in Him: the one who says he abides in Him ought to walk in the same manner as He walked.”
    • We need to know how Jesus walked
  • John wrote this letter to them because…
    • They know Jesus who was from the beginning
    • They know the Father
  • We know this is the last hour because “antichrists have appeared.”
  • “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know. I have *not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it, and because no lie is of the truth.”
    • We know the truth that Jesus is the Christ!
  • Finally, “If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him.”
    • Knowing Jesus results in practicing righteousness and therefore you know who have been born of Him.

I recently heard someone point out that men in particular have traded the study for a man cave. That is not a good trend.

The church is lacking in discipleship. A disciple is a learner. Discipleship is teaching all that Jesus commanded and how to walk in his ways! By God’s grace, may we make disciples that know Jesus personally and know his ways!