Saturday, June 26, 2010

1 John 2:1-10

Today I was memorizing 1 John 2:1-10. Since I don't have a lot of time, I just simply underlined my favorite verses or parts of verses in this section.  I love, in a way I guess you could call it a challenge, that John puts in verse 6. If you say you abide in Him, than you ought to walk just as He did. Christ didn't just live His life for fun, or for His own gain, but instead for the glory of the Father. Seeking to serve Him and live out His plan. 

1 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.
3 Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. 4 He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 6He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.7 Brethren,[a] I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you heard from the beginning.[b] 8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining9 He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. 10 He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him.

I must admit, I am not one that forgives and forgets quickly. It is really hard for me to just forget when someone has wronged me, I usually end up with grudges that takes a little while for me to get rid of. So I love that last verse John put on there, "He who loves his brother abides in the light" he's not meaning literal brother, but instead the people around me. He's saying that we need to forget any wrongs and love with a Godly love. That's what I'm striving for.

Anyway, thats all for tonight. What was your favorite verse that you memorized? 


1 comment:

  1. I just wanted to leave a comment saying that I LOVED yesterday's verses!!! Especially 4:7-12. "Dear friends, let us love one another for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God loved us we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us." I love these verses! Such an uplifting reminder of what love truly is forever!