Beyond the Gospels: 1John

Today’s passage: 1 John 5:1-12
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Saving faith can be defined as actively trusting one’s self to God. When we trust God and receive the salvation He offers through His Son Jesus, we show our love for Him by obeying His commands.

In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands.
And his commands are not burdensome…
1 John 5:3
Obedience to God’s commands is confirmation of salvation. His command is that we love one another (1 John 4:21), and the amazing thing about trusting God and receiving salvation is that in this new life it is not hard for us to love others. The command is not burdensome.
Is it hard for you to love your brothers and sisters in Christ? Maybe it’s time to check how much of your self you are trusting to Him.

Thought for today: If we love God we will observe His commandments and they are not burdensome.

O God, thank You for Your blessed assurance of salvation and hope.
We trust in You and You alone.

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