Jun 29, 2017
For the next seven days, we will be looking at 1 John 2, verses 12-17. As we saw in the first 11 verses of this chapter, John has the ability to squeeze a lot of content into a very small space. These verses are packed with insight and encouragement, and in them, he will address the need for believers to stand firm in their faith, fully confident that Christ has accomplished a major victory for them. They are fully equipped to live the life they have been called to live. They need not fear failure or losing their salvation. While they will face confrontation from the world and the ongoing attacks of the enemy, the victory is assured because Jesus has taken care of it. John will give some strong words of warning about falling in love with the world. It is impossible to love God and share that affection with a fallen world that is diametrically opposed to Him. This world is temporal, not eternal. What it offers is of no value compared to the knowledge that we have new life in Christ now and eternal life waiting for us in the future.