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February 19—Christlikeness The word for today is Christlikeness. “My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you” (Gal. 4:19). “Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we shall be. We know that, when He appears, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him just as He is” (1 John 3:2). “But we all, with unveiled face beholding...

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February 14—Love The word for today is love. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35). “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another” (1 John 4:11). “But God demonstrates His own love towar...

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February 6—Sin The word for today is sin. “‘Come now, let us reason together,’ says the Lord. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool’” (Isa. 1:18). “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me” (Ps. 51:10). “Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive t...

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December 30 — Keep Your Guard Up (1 John 5:21)             1 John 5:21: “Little children, guard yourselves from idols.”             Verse 21: “Little children, guard yourselves from idols.” This is John’s final warning: In chapter 2:15: “Stop loving the world, neither the things which are in the world…” In chapter 4:1: “Beloved, stop believing every sp...

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December 29 — Knowing the Truth (1 John 5:20)             1 John 5:20: “Now we are knowing that the Son of God has come, and has given to us insight, in order that we may be knowing the truth, and we are in the truth in His Son, Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.”             Verse 20: “Now we are knowing that the Son of God has come, and has given t...

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December 28 — Safe & Secure (1 John 5:19)             1 John 5:19: “We are knowing that we are out of God, and the whole world is lying in the power of the evil one.”             Verse 19: “We are knowing that we are out of God, and the whole world is lying in the power of the evil one.” The Bible Knowledge Commentary says: “They are distinct from the satanic...

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December 27 — Sin is an Accident for the Saint (1 John 5:18)             1 John 5:18: “We are knowing that everyone who has been born of God is not continually sinning. But He who was born of God is keeping him, and the evil one is not laying hold of him.”             Verse 18: “We are knowing that everyone who has been born of God is not continually sinning. But He w...

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December 26 — A Sin Not Towards Death (1 John 5:17)             1 John 5:17: “Every unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not towards death.”             Verse 17: “Every unrighteousness is sin, and there is a sin not towards death.” We do not have the little word “a” occurring in the Greek text. This verse could be translated simply: “Every unrighteousne...

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December 23 — The Sin Unto Death (1 John 5:16)             1 John 5:16: “If anyone should see his brother sinning a sin not towards death, he shall ask and He shall give him life–those who are not sinning towards death. There is a sin towards death, not concerning that am I saying that he should make request.”             Verse 16: “If anyone should see his brot...

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December 22 — He Is Hearing Us (1 John 5:15)             1 John 5:15: “And if we are knowing that He is hearing us, whatever we are asking, we are knowing that we are having the requests which we have asked from Him.”             Verse 15: “And if we are knowing that He is hearing us, whatever we are asking, we are knowing that we are having the requests which we have...

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