Wednesday, May 18, 2016

1 John, Day 3 Readings

Love in Truth and Action 

Today's reading transitions the main image of 1 John from God is light to God is love.  It identifies Christians as children of God, who follow Jesus, the Son of God.  And then contrasts Christians with children of the devil, who are living in the darkness and evils of the world.  The main difference between them, aside from their recognition of the truth about God and the world, is the way they share God's true love.

The beginning of the transition from death to life, which will be complete when people experience eternal life, is the sharing of God's love with other Christians.  Such love is not best demonstrated by words, but by actions.  Such active love is the best way to be obedient and faithful to God.

Read 1 John 3:1-24  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read 1 John 3 today.