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October 17 — Sins Have Been Forgiven (1 John 2:12)             1 John 2:12: “I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven through His name.”             Verse 12: “I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven through His name.” In these next verses, the apostle John discerns several stages of spiritual grow...

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October 16 — Hate & Darkness Lead to Outer Darkness (1 John 2:11)             1 John 2:11: “But the one who is hating his brother is in the darkness and he is walking around in the darkness, and he does not know where he is going because the darkness blinded his eyes.”             Verse 11: “But the one who is hating his brother is in the darkness and he is walkin...

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October 15 — Love & Light Are Compatible (1 John 2:10)             1 John 2:10: “The one who is loving his brother is abiding in the light, and there is not a stumbling block in him.”             Verse 10: “The one who is loving his brother is abiding in the light, and there is not a stumbling block in him.” Once again, we have the word, “abiding.” In verse ...

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October 14 — Hate & Light Don’t Go Together (1 John 2:9)             1 John 2:9: “The one who is saying that he is in the light and is hating his brother, he is in the darkness until now.”             Verse 9: “The one who is saying that he is in the light and is hating his brother, he is in the darkness until now.” We spoke about the subject of spiritual dang...

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October 13 — The New Commandment (1 John 2:8)             1 John 2:8: “Again a new commandment I am writing to you, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the genuine light already is shining.”             Verse 8: “Again a new commandment I am writing to you, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, an...

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October 12 — The Old Commandment (1 John 2:7)             1 John 2:7: “Beloved ones, I am not writing to you a new commandment, but an old commandment which you were having from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you heard.”             Verse 7: “Beloved ones, I am not writing to you a new commandment, but an old commandment which you were having fro...

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October 11 — A Work in Progress (1 John 2:6)             1 John 2:6: “The one who is saying he is abiding in Him, he himself is morally obligated to be walking around just as that one also walked around.”             Verse 6: “The one who is saying he is abiding in Him, he himself is morally obligated to be walking around just as that one also walked around.” The he...

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October 10 — Obedience Brings Assurance (1 John 2:5)             1 John 2:5: “But whoever is keeping His Word, truly in this one the love of God has been brought to maturity. In this we are knowing that we are in Him.”             Verse 5: “But whoever is keeping His Word, truly in this one the love of God has been brought to maturity. In this we are knowing that we a...

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October 9 — Obedience is the Key (1 John 2:3-4)             1 John 2:3: “And in this we are knowing that we know Him, if we are keeping His commandments.”             1 John 2:4: “The one who is saying, ‘I have come to know Him,’ and is not keeping His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in this one.” Verse 3: “And in this we are knowing that we know...

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October 8 — Jesus is Our Sin Offering (1 John 2:2)             1 John 2:2: “And He Himself is satisfaction for our sins; not for ours only but also for the whole world.”             Verse 2: “And He Himself is satisfaction for our sins; not for ours only but also for the whole world.”             He is the sin offering. He is the mercy seat. He has made a...

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