2 John 1

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And now I plead with you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we have had from the beginning: that we love one another. This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.

– 2 John 1:5-6

Love is the commandment, and to walk according to the commandments is to love as He loved us. A life lived in obedience to the commandment of love is a life well spent.

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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1 John 5

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Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

– 1 John 5:14-15

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1 John 4

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He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

– 1 John 4:8

Therefore, if you know the God of love, then you will be motivated by your knowledge of His love to love as He loves. Furthermore, if you know God, then you will have the abiding presence of His Holy Spirit, and the fruit of the Holy Spirit is love.

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1 John 3

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And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

– 1 John 3:3

The hope of a glorified eternity, in the presence of our Lord, stirs the one that possesses the hope to purify him or herself.

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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1 John 2

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My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

– 1 John 2:1-2

Our deceitfully wicked heart will seek to hide, and justify our iniquity. But when we come to God, confessing our sin, we can know that Jesus Christ the righteous is our mediator. He, by the offering He provided at Calvary, deals fully with our sin, and makes us clean and righteous.

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1 John 1

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If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

— 1 John 1:8

King David, in recognizing and repenting of his sin before God, in Psalm 51, he wrote, “Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts.” Our hearts are so deceitfully wicked that we can actually be deceived by our own fallen heart, to justify all manner of iniquity, transgression, and sin. But when we are honest—with ourselves, and before God—about our true, sinful condition, then we can openly acknowledge and confess our sin. And when we do, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

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2 Peter 3

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The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

– 2 Peter 3:9

Why has God delayed as long as He has? Because of His gracious desire to rescue as many people as possible. Thus, while the Spirit and the bride say “Come Lord Jesus,” (Revelation 22:17, 20) He waits to be gracious (Isaiah 30:18).

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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2 Peter 2

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And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.

– 2 Peter 2:2

Words like this are a shock. There are (apparently) many who will follow after the false and destructive teaching of false prophets. Therefore it is essential that the disciple know the word of Christ so well that when a counterfeit appears, it is immediately identifiable.

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2 Peter 1

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as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,

— 2 Peter 1:3

God has graciously given to us all that we need to live this life in a godly manner, through our knowledge of Him. By His divine power there is nothing lacking. Thus, all that is needed is for us to walk in the empowering of His divine endowment.

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1 Peter 5

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The elders who are among you I exhort, I who am a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that will be revealed: Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly; nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock; and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.

1 Peter 5:1-4

Perhaps more than any other passage, 1 Peter 5:1-4 perfectly describes the shepherding work of the ministry of Christ. Peter, though he was no doubt well respected and honored by the early church, saw himself as a fellow elder in the church. And as an elder, he exhorts others, that also occupy the role, to shepherd God’s people in a way that glorifies the Chief Shepherd, and anticipates His reward in the future.

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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