Passage: 1 John 5:1-12
Verse: 1 John 5:3 (NIV 2011)
In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome…
Just as previously mentioned, the basics of the Christian faith are not always clearly communicated or made known. Sometimes assumptions are made that everyone already knows or understands the basics. Sometimes it is just an oversight as we delve deeper into the mysteries of God. Sometimes it is because we do not want to offend others or appear to be socially insensitive. However, we are cautioned to speak the truth concerning the gospel message. In this passage we learn that God’s testimony concerning His Son is greater than any human testimony. God’s testimony about His Son is this:
God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life [v. 11-12].
May we believe in and follow Jesus, God’s Son. May we grow in our knowledge, understanding, and love for God. May God remove any doubts, fears, or unbelief that exist within our hearts. May we be assured of our place in His kingdom and in the receipt of His gift of eternal life. (inspired by Reflecting God – Devotions for Holy Living, WordAction Publishing Company)