Bible Reading Podcast
1 John 2Series: 2023 Bible Reading
And now, a minute with the Word…
The First Epistle of John was written to give followers of Christ the knowledge to understand Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The epistle breaks down how God wants them to live.
1 John Chapter 2 provides words of faith to help followers of Christ avoid committing sin. John said that when we do sin, Jesus is there on our behalf as the propitiation. However, by following in the Word and obeying the commandments set forth by God, the believer is choosing to lead an enlightened life. According to John, this life will prove to be fruitful in the Kingdom of Heaven.
John tells the followers of Christ to love one another and attempt to behave in a God-like manner. He warns the reader against believing in false prophets and those that do not obey the Word of God. A warning is given about these nonbelievers and how they will be in abundance to try and steal the glory that God has given to them.
First John Chapter 2 continues to give a series of warnings regarding things that one should not love. Followers of Christ, John said, should not lust after one another, put great importance on material items, or believe that they are better than their fellow man. This type of love leads to sinful ways and disobedience of God’s commands.
John describes some of the things that believers can do to make sure they are following the Lord. Believing in the words of the Scripture and living those words are pleasing to God. In addition, John said that practicing the ways of the righteous will lead to salvation of your soul and letting the truth live inside you brings you closer to God.