1 John 5:21

Wednesday 17 June 2020

Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. 1 John 5:21

John finishes this epistle with a simple thought. It seems almost disconnected from anything else he has said, as if it is an afterthought affixed to the main letter, but such is not the case. He begins this final verse with the word teknia, or “little children.” Read the rest

1 John 5:20

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. 1 John 5:20

John now presents his third and final “we know,” saying, “And we know that the Son of God has come.”Read the rest

1 John 5:17

Saturday, 13 June 2020

All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin not leading to death. 1 John 5:17

In the previous verse, John spoke of sin leading to death, and of sin not leading to death. He now notes that “All unrighteousness is sin.” It is a general proposition similar to what he said in 1 John 3:4 –

“Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.”Read the rest

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