Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.” vs. 13

1 John 5:9-13

The gospel of John was written so that readers might come to believe that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God, so that through believing they might have eternal life. It seems that many people did become believers, and it is to these persons that this epistle is addressed. The letter is meant to bring assurance, it’s a reminder that because they believe they do in fact have new life. All of us need that assurance from time to time. It’s one of the reasons that many make worship a part of their weekly routine. We don’t come to be convinced that the good news of Jesus is true–we already know that. But it feels good to be told that we already have what we have been promised. And blessed are those preachers who are able and willing to say those words clearly and regularly! We don’t gather to be yelled at or threatened, nor do we much like frequent calls for repentance. We are there to be reminded of God’s unconditional and sacrificial love and to be assured that we are a part of the family. There are other voices in our worlds and we regularly hear words that could cause pain and humiliation. As believers we don’t need to listen to that stuff! We are in Christ and Christ is in us, and that’s all we need to know.

Thought for the Day: What assurance is most precious to me?


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