1 John 2:3-6

1 John 2:3-6

We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. Whoever says, I know him, but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did (1 John 2:3-6).

How do you know if you’re a Christian? You keep Christ’s commands. Why? Not because keeping his commands is what saves us. But, because if we keep his commands, it is an outward expression of what has happened on the inside. When we obey God, we show our heart’s true condition. People that don’t know God cannot keep his commands even though they may seem to be nice people.

On the flip side, this is one of the ways we can tell the difference between a true Christian and a false teacher. If they are keeping his commands, they know Jesus. If they don’t, but say they do, they are lying. In order to be Christian, we must live as he did. How do we know how he lived? By reading his Word.

Be blessed, friends.

 

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