Merry Christmas! 359 days together, wow! Take a minute from the festivities to read 1 John 4:7-21, 1 John 5, 2 John 1, and 3 John 1. Knocking out 3 books today! (Maybe visit Luke 2 while you are here as well, just for Christmas’ sake!) What stands out to you today? Come on back and let’s visit!
I can’t put all of 1 John 4:7-19, but LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE! Read it again for me, slower this time 🙂
“Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.” 1 John 5:21
1 John 5:21 makes me think of Matthew 6:33: “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness”. We need to keep ourselves from anything that would take first place away from Jesus (anything that takes first place in your life over Christ is an idol). This is an ACTIVE stance, not passive. We cannot only move away from the idol, we have to move toward God. Pressing on toward the goal!
Let’s go ahead and finish Matthew 6:33: “and all these things shall be added unto you”. All the things. What comfort and joy ❤