How to Know That We Know Him
“And hereby we do know that we know him,
if we keep his commandments”
1 John 2:3
The true Christian life is one of simplicity. Those who keep His word love Him; they seek to honor Him in every aspect of their lives. Those who profess to love Him but do not keep His word are liars.
“He that saith, I know him,
and keepeth not his commandments,
is a liar, and the truth is not in him”
1 John 2:4
Those who leave off the doing of truth are not able to come to the glorious light of Jesus the Christ. Without the doing of truth there can be no growth in the light.
“But he that doeth truth cometh to the light…”
The simplicity of our life with Him is easily discerned by those who have objective hearts. The beauty is we can make changes at any given moment for He who died for us ever lives to bring us to a deeper, more vibrant walk in Him. To continue to declare that we love Him and not keep His commandments is the LIE that will condemn us on the last day. Those who hate reproof hate the light. It is in this crucible that the fate of all men and women will be determined.
“For every one that doeth evil hateth the light,
neither cometh to the light,
lest his deeds should be reproved”
Hereby do we know we know Him
To obey the truth reveals the love of His Light.
To hate reproof is to hate the light.