Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 1 John 5:1-5 ESV
The three tests of being a true believer are set out in these verses. Can you identify them, and more importantly are they true in your life? These have been presented throughout 1 John. Hint: Our belief, love and obedience, verses 1-3.
- Obedience to God is an expression of our love for God
What has God revealed to you?
- Oneself or another person who is having a testing time to remain faithful
- Our brother who is having open-heart surgery for a valve malfunction that he has had since birth