PRAYER: Please pray for our new members in our MNW community. We’ve had a lot of new folks tuning in and it’s been great to start to get to know them and hear their stories and comments.
DEVOTION: “So I am writing to you not because you don’t know the truth but because you know the difference between truth and lies. And who is a liar? Anyone who says that Jesus is not the Christ. Anyone who denies the Father and the Son is an antichrist.” – 1 John 2:21-22
Clearly we know the truth. John is not doubting that. He is, however, clearly saying that we should know the difference between the truth and the lies.
If we proclaim to be followers of Jesus and are studying His ways and His commands, the truth and the lies become evident. They become clear and present.
The language John uses is interesting here. Kind of took me back for a minute. Anyone who denies the Father and the Son is an antichrist. Well, taking the true meaning of the word, yes, I guess if they deny the Christ then they are anti-christ. Just an interesting way to put it.
I find it peculiar that he has to come out and state this so blatantly but maybe that’s what the crowd this was intended for needed to hear. Sometimes we need to hear this too.
We claim to know Christ, yet, do we follow Him wholeheartedly? Do we surrender and give all to Him? Do we trust Him with ALL of our life? Do we serve as He served? Do we give as He gave? Do we love as He loves?
Makes you think doesn’t it?