1 John 2:3-6
3 We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. 4 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. 5 But if anyone obeys his word, love for God[a] is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: 6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.
I used to help people with chronic illness change poor health behaviours, including starting exercise, quitting smoking, eating more healthy and losing weight.
Often I would hear “I want to be healthy, but I just can’t get out the door to exercise and I can’t seem to quit smoking.” I myself have the same problem at times – when I say I want one thing but find myself doing something else.
John here in his letter is bringing an important truth to light – I mustn’t have this dual mindedness in me at all when it comes to the matters of the Kingdom. I need to simply be obedient to Christ if we are to be in relationship with him as Lord.
God, give me determination to be fully obedient to your word and your will.
Written by Ps. Justin Ware