My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.



Tuesday, January 22, 2008

1 John 3

Laying down your life

Summary:
Because of God's love, we are now his children, and will become so much more! This keeps us pure. Jesus broke sin, so don't keep doing it! Don't be confused into thinking that sin is now okay. We can tell those who are born of God because they love, and don't sin.

Love each other, but don't be surprised if he world hates you like Cain hated Abel. Jesus gave the best example of love by dying for us. We need to learn how to sacrifice. If we do what God says we'll get what we ask because God lives in us. We know this because of the Spirit.

Key verse:
16. This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.

My thoughts:
Love is pretty cool. Yea. John is trying to weed out fake or heretical Christians from among his people by showing those who keep sinning, presumably somewhat openly, as people who are without God.

The concept of laying down one's life just makes me think of Obama's inevitable assassination. Everyone he's compared to got assassinated.

Compare the last couple of verses with John chapter 14 or 15 or something. I can't be bothered finding exactly where, but you should be able to find it!

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