Friday, June 5, 2015

Musings on First John (4:13-16)

Wordle: Musings

13 We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.

If you’ve ever wondered how you can give your testimony without sounding obnoxious, self-righteous, or holier-than-thou, then take a lesson from the Apostle John who gives us in these few verses a concise, succinct way to state the facts. There’s no arguing, no pontificating, no loud shout-down. Fact, fact, conclusion.