Tuesday, February 27th. 1 John 4:8

Our devotions this Lenten season have been written by members of Faith Lutheran Church.  Today’s devotion is by Cliff and Myra Condit. Also, if you would like to join our staff in praying the liturgy for Responsive Prayer/Suffrages just click here.

 

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.  1 John 4:8

 

Often you hear people ask, “Is Jesus really God?”   “Did He come to save sinners like you and me?”  “Does God care about me?”

 

First John was written to dispel doubts and build assurance by presenting a clear picture of Christ.  Entering history, Jesus was and is God in the flesh and God in focus – seen, heard, and touched.  The disciples knew Jesus and knew God.  They enjoyed fellowship with the Father and the Son all the days of their lives.

 

The Apostle John writes this letter to present God as light, as love, and as life.  He explains in simple and practical terms what it means to have fellowship with God.  He opens the letter by presenting God as “light” – symbolizing absolute purity and holiness.  And he explains how believers can walk in the light and have fellowship with God.  If they sin, Christ is their defender.  John urges them to obey Christ fully and to love all the members of God’s family.

 

Then he goes on to present God as “love” – giving, dying, forgiving, and blessing.  “God is love,” he says, and because God loves us, He calls us His children and makes us like Christ.

 

This truth should motivate us to live close to Him.  We can be sure of our relationship with God when our lives are filled with good works and love for others.  Then we will “know God, for God is love.”

 

Let us pray:  Lord, we thank you for giving us your love in Christ.  Enable us to speak your truth in love to others as we work to build your church for all people as you have asked us to do.  Amen.

 

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5 Responses to “Tuesday, February 27th. 1 John 4:8”

  1. Tina Says:

    I am enjoying the devotions written by your members.

  2. Nancy Becker Says:

    What a great idea for members to share/witness with their faith! I really find them enlightening. Thank you !

    • Nicolas Says:

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  3. Nancy Becker Says:

    What a great idea to have members share/witness with their
    faith and trust in God. I am enjoying their insites.

  4. Solveig Says:

    Thank you for your church family that share these devotions with us. And you know what? Jesus thinks I’m to die for.

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