Monday, October 31, 2011




Read 1 John 3-4

      Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.  1 John 3:2 NKJV
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      As Christians struggle to live for God in a world that is opposed to Jesus Christ, John reminds us that when we see Christ we will be like him. But even now we can see glimpses of hope as the Spirit works in our hearts. He says, “We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren” (1 John 3:14a)
      Along with faith in the name of Jesus should come a unique love for others who are in the family of God. “And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.” (1 John 3:23)
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      Father, the most amazing thing is that You loved me and gave your Son to die in my place. As John writes, “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” (1 John 4:10-11) Lord grant me this supernatural love for my fellow believers.
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      If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen.    1 John 4:20 NKJV

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