5.20.20 – Daily Dose of Worship. 1 John 2:21-22. All in?

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?

Uncomfortable yet?


  1. Melynda B Ulrich on May 21, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Wow! Yes, we must put God in charge of every part of our lives. When it comes to tithes, it always seems to start “excuse ” conversations. In my personal testimony, I tell of God’s provisions, because of my faithfulness to tithe. What He does with my 10% has been nothing less then miraculous.

  2. Barbara Smith on May 21, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    Oh yes uncomfortable! I think it’s one of those striving things. It hard to give it all over. I like to control things but I am getting better at it. As far as serving, giving, and sharing I strive but fall pretty far short of how Christ did all those things!

  3. Suzanne on May 21, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    These are the days when the line between truth and lies will blur if we are not aware. Jesus left us the Holy Spirit to learn from….it is time to lean in

  4. Robin on May 22, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Leaning in and letting go is more difficult than it seems. We need to be able to put all trust and hope in Gods plan for us and stop trying to control the situation. Is prayer a means of turning it over or is it my way to control? I struggle with the question.

    • Dave Pettigrew on May 22, 2020 at 1:17 pm

      Robin, thanks for the note. It’s a good question right? Makes you think which is what the Bible is supposed to do. Make us think about our relationship with God and how it works in our lives. Keep seeking. Thanks for sharing…

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