Verse of the Day on 1 John 2

Choose Chapter
Choose Verse
1 John 2:1

1 John 2:1

What gracious words to the church are these wise instructions from the ageing apostle John. We should all be holy for God is holy and it is the will of God that all His children are to be holy and perfect as He is. However, John knows that we have an old sin nature, which is very prone to sin, and he also knows that sin in a believers’ life removes us from sweet fellowship with the Father – and the Lord our God will not compromise His holiness.

read more...

1 John 2:2

1 John 2:2

We have been brought into sweet fellowship with the heavenly Father by grace through faith in our Saviour, Jesus Christ.. but this can only be maintained and strengthened as we walk in the light. But we live in a fallen world and are subject to the enticing lusts of the flesh - whether they be sinful actions of the body, prideful thoughts of the mind or ungodly motives of the heart.

How important therefore to seek to live godly in read more...

1 John 2:3

1 John 2:3

Sinners are saved from the penalty of sin by God's grace, once and for all - through trusting in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ for salvation, but believers must mature in the faith and continue the process of ongoing salvation.. as moment by moment the life on Christ within, saves us from the power of sin in our lives - which is a process of life-long sanctification.

Since we have been justified by Christ's read more...

1 John 2:5

1 John 2:5

God wants us to hear His word; to know His word; to trust His word and to keep His word. The Lord has placed His Word in a superior position above His holy name. Whether we are talking of the written Word of God or the Living Word of God – the God-breathed Scriptures or the Lord Jesus Christ in Person, God wants us to hear, to know, to trust and to keep His Word.

We can only keep His word if we trust His word. We can read more...

1 John 2:6

1 John 2:6

The ultimate fruit of the Spirit towards which all Christians are pressing is to be like Christ in His humanity - to live as He did, in total dependence upon His heavenly Father. To walk as He did.. in spirit and in truth - to do only those things that He heard from the Father. To live as God desires us to live is to learn in all things to rejoice and say: My bread is to do the will of My Father - so that no matter what we face in life we can say with read more...

1 John 2:7

1 John 2:7

Jesus proclaimed a new commandment to His disciples. The new instruction He implemented was to love one another, in the same way that Christ loved us, and gave Himself for us. The love we have for one another should mirror the love that the Lord Jesus demonstrated towards us - in that while we were yet sinners, at enmity with God and without hope in the world, Christ set aside His heavenly glory to be clothed in mortal flesh - and died, to save us from sin, Satan, read more...

1 John 2:8

1 John 2:8

It was the Father's love, that Christ came to display, for God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. And as His children we are to reflect this love of God in our lives.

God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. God is Love, and by this.. the love of God is manifested within us, in that read more...

1 John 2:11

1 John 2:11

All of Scripture, should be read in context, and this letter from John’s was written to fellow believers. The Apostle is laying out the basic principles of fellowship, within the Body of Christ, during times of increasing deception in the wider world, where the love of many has grown cold, and Christians are instructed to act as lights in a world, darkened by a web of deceit and duplicity.

The ‘one’ in this verse is a believer, and John states read more...

1 John 2:12

1 John 2:12

In his later years the apostle John was often called 'the apostle of love', for this fiery son of thunder displayed such a gentle grace in his twilight years.

Whether the brothers and sisters to whom he was writing were new into the faith or well-weathered, seasoned saints - they were often referred to as 'little children' - for all had been sinners.. saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus - all had their read more...

1 John 2:15

1 John 2:15

We live in a very beautiful world but a world that is under a curse and a world that is currently under the dominion of an evil, fallen angel. And over and again we are warned of the dangers that befall any one of us.. when we start to love this world and the things of this world.

One cannot love this world system and the things that are in the world and love the Lord our God at the same time. The whole reasoning and outlook of read more...

1 John 2:16

1 John 2:16

In this section we receive a strong warning against the many different influences of the world and our fallen, fleshly nature, which conflicts with all that is holy and true. As Christians we have been forgiven of all our sins for the sake of Christ. Because of our faith in His sacrifice on the cross, when He took the punishment for our sin, God looks at us through our covering of Christ, and because of Him we are declared righteous.

read more...

1 John 2:17

1 John 2:17

Man’s viewpoint of the world is very different from God’s perspective. Man likes to think that everything is going to continue on as it has in bygone days, but God has purposed that the world with all it passions and lusts is passing away and will one day be folded-up like a blanket.

The world is indeed passing away and its seasonal fading and fall are replaced when new-growth springs up – as a perpetual reminder that read more...

1 John 2:18

1 John 2:18

As children of God we are to walk in the light of the Lord, as He is in the light. We are to shine as beacons of pure lights, in an increasingly darkening world. However, we are not to be dazzled by the counterfeit illumination of the this fallen world system - which places the beautiful side of evil and the deceptive lies of false teachers in our path, and seeks to entrap and ensnare us, with their shallow enticements and ungodly philosophies.

read more...

1 John 2:23

1 John 2:23

In the early days of Christ’s ministry John, the energetic ‘son of thunder’, was disposed to called down fire on those who refused to welcome Jesus into their village. But at the end of his life we discover him to be a gracious old man of God, whose desire was to build up the Body of Christ and teach us more of the love of God.

John wrote his epistles to remind us of the importance of personally knowing the Lord and read more...

1 John 2:27

1 John 2:27

There are two insidious dangers to Christian fellowship and the growth of believers - 1) the infusion of the world into the Church and 2) the false teachers that deliver a false gospel. Both the world and false teachers can have a devastating effect on a believer's spiritual growth.. but knowing biblical truth and being able to discern what is false.. is key, to standing firm in this evil day.

John knows that any true born again read more...

1 John 2:28

1 John 2:28

John is not addressing unbelievers in this epistle - he is talking to fellow Christians. He is exhorting brothers and sisters in Christ, to stand fast in the spiritual journey, and abide in Christ. We are not to be influenced by the allurements of this world's system, nor hoodwinked by the many deceptions that play havoc with our Christian growth.

It was Jesus who first called His disciples to 'abide in Me, and I in you'. His read more...