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 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.”

The blessed assurance is that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, has actually come. He has also given us “insight.”

Ephesians 1:18: “The eyes of your hearts having been enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what is the wealth of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.”

We see the tragic contrast in Ephesians 4:18-19: “Being those who have their understanding darkened, who have been estranged from the life of God, through the ignorance that is in them, through the dullness of their hearts; who being calloused, they gave themselves over to debauchery, for the practice of all kinds of sinful things and greediness.”

“The Son of God has come, and has given to us insight,” with the purpose, “in order that we may be knowing the truth.”

John 8:32: “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

“And we are in the truth in His Son, Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.” Jesus Christ is divine. He is God. He can provide “eternal life” for us.

This morning, let’s sing a very familiar hymn. Please join me in singing verses 1 and 5 of “He Keeps Me Singing”: “There’s within my heart a melody, Jesus whispers sweet and low; ‘Fear not, I am with thee, peace, be still, In all of life’s ebb and flow.’ Soon He’s coming back to welcome me Far beyond the starry sky; I shall wing my flight to worlds unknown, I shall reign with Him on high. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Sweetest name I know, Fills my ev’ry longing, Keeps me singing as I go.”