I Know Him

1 John 2:3-6

We are sure that we know Christ if we obey his commandments. The person who says, “I know him,” but doesn’t obey his commandments is a liar. The truth isn’t in that person. But whoever obeys what Christ says is the kind of person in whom God’s love is perfected. That’s how we know we are in Christ. Those who say that they live in him must live the same way he lived.

I Know Him

I’m sometimes amazed that I see people who claim the salvation that Christ offers but do not seem to accept the duty to change, to live the life that he lived, to love the way he loved. Friends, I have to tell you this, you cannot live with one foot on the path of righteousness and the other foot on that worldly path that leads to destruction. I know. I tried. If you take the name of Christ upon you (Christian), you must also take his lifestyle upon you. “If you love me, you will obey my commandments.” 

(John 14:15)

Prayer:

Jesus, teach us to study as you studied, to speak as you spoke, to live as you lived and to love as you love, to forgive as you forgive and to grow ever closer to being Christ-like.

Amen.

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