through His Word
1 John: You can be certain that you have eternal life when you are abiding in God, and He in you.
Chapter 2 Abide in the Son and in the Father.
v.1-2 Even though Jesus is the propitiation for our sins and our Advocate with the Father, don’t sin.
v.3-5 We know that we are abiding in Jesus, if we keep His commandments.
v.6 He who abides in Jesus ought to walk just as He walked.
v.7-11 Staying under the “transforming, governing power”1 of the light of God’s word, produces love for others.
v.12-14 Keep growing as a child of God: know that your sins are forgiven, know the Father, become strong enough to overcome the wicked one, and walk with Christ.
v.15-17 Don’t love the world and practice its lusts that are passing away, but love the Father, do His will, and abide forever.
v.18-23 You know from the Holy Spirit that Jesus is the Christ, so don’t be deceived by the lies of false teachers.
v.24-27 Don’t displace the truth that you heard from the beginning with something new and wrong, and you will abide in the Son and in the Father and have eternal life.
v.28-29 Abide in Jesus the righteous, by practicing righteousness.
1. Matthew Poole, Matthew Poole’s Commentary, quoted in Phil Lindner, Power Bible CD, CD-ROM (Bronson, Mich.: Online Publishing, Inc., 2007), 1 John 2:9.
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