The Confidence We Have

The Confidence We Have

We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him. We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. Little children, keep yourselves from idols. 1 John 5:18-21 ESV

In addition to answered prayer and the forgiveness of sin, how is the assurance of salvation (verse 13) the key to:

  1. Deliverance from sin and evil?
  2. Avoidance of idols?

What are the three great certainties of the Christian life, introduced by the words “we know”?

  • An idol is anything that takes the place of God
Reflect

What has God revealed to you?

Pray for
  • The Spirit to reveal any idol you may have
  • Missions—John Mathew and the Kalmat Foundation providing school children with help in Sri Lanka
Additional reading
Saturday Psalm 41
Sunday Psalm 42

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