Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.
If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him. 1 John 1:28-29
Deceivers were confusing the early Christians and the Apostle John wanted to assure them. He reminded them that they were born-again into Jesus Christ who is the Lord. Further, He had promised them the abiding presence of a Helper – the “anointing”, the Holy Spirit of God. While they continued to strive against sin, they found themselves sinning less and living righteously. Moreover, they were in a personal relationship with God, walking in fellowship with Him and with other believers with love (light) as the basis for that relationship. The same is true for us today, if we will choose it. And when I do, I will have confidence in His coming again!
In the next 70 days, I am going to meditate on scripture and upon the resolutions of Jonathan Edwards. Today is #1.
“Resolved, that I will do whatsoever I think to be most to God’s glory, and my own good, profit and pleasure, in the whole of my duration, without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriad’s of ages hence. Resolved to do whatever I think to be my duty and most for the good and advantage of mankind in general. Resolved to do this, whatever difficulties I meet with, how many and how great soever.”
Am I doing that which glorifies God?
God, what a joy it is to serve You and You alone. There is a freedom within this resolution from the tyranny of man’s expectations. Empower me to accomplish that which You have placed in my heart. Remind me its for Your glory, not self-seeking.