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1 John 2:1-29

The second chapter of 1 John is LOADED with information, insight and guidance for us. So rather than focusing in on a particular verse or passage, I took more of a 20,000 foot overview approach. As I did this, I saw nugget after nugget of helpful and important information tucked throughout this chapter about living life as a Christian (vs. 3--I need to obey God's commandments, vs. 15--my love shouldn't be for this world) and about the security of our salvation (vs. 3--we can be sure we know Him, vs. 12--your sins are forgiven, vs. 13--you have overcome the battle with the evil one).

So what about you? What nuggets did you find in 1 John 2 about living the Christian life? What about the security of your salvation? Tami W.

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SOO MUCH info. All good but will take me sometime to untangle it.

What jumped out at me was verses 4-6. "By this we may know we are in Him: whoever say he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which He walked". That is really convicting to me. Everything I do or say , the way I act is supposed to be in allignment with Christ. It is also a way of recognizing if someone truly is a follower of Christ-not that we don't all fail at some time, but we shouldn't pattern ourselves after someone who is not acting as Christ would.

There is a lot here, but I will start with the first.
"My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, you have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." It made me feel loved, like my Heavenly Father was looking down on me and caring for me. I no longer have the pressure of being the responsible parent and caregiver, but rather have a parent who is there for me at all times, showing me the way and if I stray will still be by my side. It's truly comforting.

Having God as our heavenly Father means more to me than most people. Reason being is that I never knew my earthly father. It is so great to have my heavenly Father to direct my paths and conduct thru the Holy Spirit.

In reading I see quite a bit of information regarding living a good Christian life, but as one person said, it WILL take some time to unravel. It is certainly a good passage which offers security for the Christian walk especially in these times. The back-up scriptures are excellent as well.

vs. 28 - Abide in him, so we won't be ashamed when he comes.

Pretty to the point verse...and it cuts.

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