1 John 5:1-21



Today’s Reading is 1 John 5:1-21.

Earlier I asked: What’s wrong in John’s congregation?
Today the author of John’s letter answers directly by wrapping up his letter with a handful of pleas:

Verse 14 “We have courage in God’s presence!”
Boy, are discouraged but may God help us to find courage!

Verse 15 “He hears us whenever we ask him!”
Nobody listens, let’s hope at least God does!

Verse 18 “We know that no children of God keep on sinning!”
That’s at least what we keep telling ourselves – wishful thinking works, right?

Verse 19 “We know that we belong to God!”
Even though it doesn’t feel like it most of the time!

Verse 20 “We know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding!”
This whole thing about love, light and sins surely is hard to understand.
Hopefully God gives me understanding I cannot develop myself!


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