1 John 3:23 – God’s Commandment: Believe and Love

Join us in the Project 345 reading plan as we read through the New Testament.

Context:  John, the disciple whom Jesus loved, has argued that we know love because Jesus laid down His life for us.  As a result, we should lay down our life for others (1 John 3:16).

1 John 3:23 “And this is His commandment, that we believe in the Name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as He has commanded us.”

Observations:

God’s commandment:

  1. Believe in the Name of His Son Jesus Christ.
  2. Love one another.

Apply: Ultimately, God’s will for me today boils down to believing in Jesus and loving others.  I want to look for tangible opportunities to “not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth” (1 John 3:18).

Is God’s commandment (believe and love) being realized in your life?

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