Abide in Him so that...

1 John has to be one of my favourite books of the Bible. I'm just reading through it again tonight (Friday) and I am noticing the strong 'Abiding' theme throughout the entire book. While I was reading through the book, I felt impressed to grab a sheet of paper and wrote the header 'Abide in Him so that... [fill in the blank with a thought that comes out of the text].

This is what came out of my study of 1 John. As you read the bullet points, re-read the 'Abide in Him so that...' title on each point.

Abide in Him so that...

  • When He appears we may have confidence and not shrink from Him in shame at His coming.
  • We can stop practicing lawlessness and start practicing righteousness.
  • We can purify ourselves.
  • We can love one another.
  • We can keep His commandments.
  • We can walk through our life in the same way that He walked.
  • We can have eternal life.

I am sure that there are many points you can draw out of 1 John. Do you want to give it a try? Read 1 John with the title 'Abide in Him so that...' in the back of your mind, what points can you draw out?

Anyways, God bless all! - Eric

Eric & Monique