Monday, December 29, 2014
Prayer-a-phrase of 1 John 2:3-10
How do we know we know God?
If we keep Christ’s commandments!
People who say they know God
but do not obey God’s Word
are just lying to themselves,
and the truth is not in them.
But whoever obeys God’s Word
is perfected by the love of God.
By this we'll know: If we say
we live in Christ,
we will walk as Jesus did.
Beloved, this isn’t a new command
as it’s been true since the beginning,
so you’ve already heard this word,
and yet, this is new
because it’s come true now
in Christ and in you:
Darkness is passing away,
and true light shines in Christ!
So, if you say you live in the light
but loathe other Christians,
you’re still in the darkness.
Those who love all believers
will live in the light of Christ
and cause none to stumble.
©2014, Mary Harwell Sayler, poet, writer, and lifelong lover of Christ, the Bible, and the church, prayer-a-phrased today’s reading in I John by comparing translations on Bible Gateway.
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