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1 John 3:18

Apr 30, 2020   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 John, 1 John (written), Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Writings  //  3 Comments

Thursday, 30 April 2020

My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:18

John has been speaking of accomplishing deeds for others – laying down one’s life, sharing the world’s goods, etc. He now shares a simple instruction which goes to the heart of this type of attitude.Read the rest

1 John 3:17

Apr 29, 2020   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 John, 1 John (written), Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Writings  //  5 Comments

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? 1 John 3:17

In the previous verse, John spoke of us laying down our lives for one another as the greatest example of love and something we should be willing to do for one another.Read the rest

1 John 3:16

Apr 28, 2020   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 John, 1 John (written), Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Writings  //  3 Comments

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 1 John 3:16

John now brings in a thought that ties in nicely with verse 3:1. Putting them side by side, this can be seen –

“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!”Read the rest

1 John 3:15

Apr 27, 2020   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   1 John, 1 John (written), Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Writings  //  3 Comments

Monday, 27 April 2020

Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 1 John 3:15

John now sets forth another proposition to be considered, beginning with, “Whoever hates his brother is a murderer.” This is similar in thought to Jesus’ words in Matthew 5 –

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ Read the rest