3 Minute Devotional: 1 John 3:23-24


"And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us. Those who obey God’s commandments remain in fellowship with him, and he with them. And we know he lives in us because the Spirit he gave us lives in us" 1 John 3:23-24.

(3:23). John explains the main focus of life! The first part is that we believe on the name of God’s son, Jesus Christ. The second part of the command is that we love another. The word used for “believe” means to have faith, belief or to give credit to. An excellent summary is presented in this verse that brings all of John’s instruction to a main point.

(3:24). In this last and final verse in this passage and the chapter, John gives a final test of genuine follower of Christ. The word used for “fellowship” means to remain, dwell, abide, endure, last, preserve, to stand firm or steadfast, to remain alive. If we are in Christ we will love fellow believers and will have the desire and power to do what is right and keep God's commands.

How can you love people today?