God is Love – 1 John 3-4

1 John 3 begins by speaking of the difference between what we see in each other now, and what will be when we are in our spiritual “bodies.” Verse 2 says that “when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.” He speaks of brotherly love again, but he makes certain to let us know that having love for our brothers and sisters is not a passive order. In verses 17-18, he says “But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.”

In Chapter 4 , John continues to speak of love, with the famous “God is love” passage. Don’t be confused by the passages about spirits. John is not speaking of supernatural beings, but of men and (most importantly) false prophets.

/Bob’s boy

Bible Reading Schedule for this month
Click links below to read or listen to audio of one of this week’s chapters in Colossians and Luke

John 21, 1 John 1, 1 John 2, 1 John 3, 1 John 4

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