Today's Devotion - October 29
Faith in the Son of God
1 John 5:1-5
Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
John begins the fifth chapter of his letter by reminding his audience of the closeness of family. During these times of the pandemic, some families around the world have experienced a lot more “closeness” than usual. Many homes have become a business center, workout complex, cafeteria and school all in one. There have been many good things that have come from tis experience as well as many challenges.
John has been urging the family of God to keep believing, to continue to hold on to Jesus, God’s son. He is the Messiah. John has seen, touched and listened go Jesus.
1 John 1:1-3
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We write this to make our joy complete.
John will remind his readers that they are victorious and that they should continue to hold fast to the teachings of God. Theirs is a victorious life in Jesus Christ.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Our Father – In these trying times we continue to look to you for guidance and direction. Remind us to keep doing the next faithful thing as we try to serve you and serve others. Help us, please to keep our eyes and hearts fixed on Jesus, your Son and our savior. We offer this prayer in Jesus’ name – Amen.
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