Monday 19 November, 2018

1 John 1:1-4

1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4 We write this to make our joy complete.

All Christians waiver in their faith from time to time. Sometimes caused by a lack of attention to the disciplines of faith or sometimes it signals a prelude to significant spiritual growth. Which ever it is, it can be uncomfortable.

Add to that, the voices that deny the existence of God in our society are many and loud and it’s not surprising we need to hear strong faith declaration along the path of our own faith journey to keep us moving forward. This is the reason we fellowship together.

The Bible is also a voice that influences our faith but rarely are there places in the Bible like this passage where the apostle John, with firsthand knowledge of Jesus, testifies directly to you of the truth about Jesus and what he has seen.

This passage was written at the end of John’s life and demonstrates he held true to this testimony his entire life.

So, take another moment today to re-read this passage and allow John as a first-hand witness to testify to you ‘personally’ regarding the truth and allow his faith to add to your faith today.

Lord, I ask that you take this testimony from the apostle John and strengthen our faith in you.


Written by David Newton

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