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Week 51 Day 2
John had lived so long that the old message
now seemed new to second and third generation people
That's really a sign of age
Just as Jesus had taken the old commandments
and summed them up into a new one
so now John takes that new commandment
which now is old
and presents it again to future generations
This is the old commandment that is now new
"Love one another"
And whether to you it old or new
the commandment stands forever
and we need to act on it.
The message is black and white; either one side or the other.
I John 2 & 3
7 I write no new commandment to you, but an old one
which you had and heard from the beginning. 8Again, a new
commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and
in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true
light is already shining.
9He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in
darkness. 10He who loves his brother abides in the light, and
there is no cause for stumbling in him. 11He who hates his
brother walks in darkness, and does not know where he is
going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
12 I write to you, little children, because your sins are
forgiven you for His name's sake.
13 I write to you, fathers, because you have known Him
who is from the beginning.
I write to you, young men, because you have overcome
the wicked one.
I write to you, little children, because you have known
14 I have written to you, fathers, because you have known
Him who is from the beginning.
I have written to you, young men, because you are strong,
the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome.
15Do not love the things in the world. If anyone loves
the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16For all that
is in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and
the pride of life--is not of the Father. 17The world is passing
away, but he who does the will of God abides forever.
24Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the
beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in
you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. 25This
is the promise that He has promised us--eternal life.
28Little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we
may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His
coming. 29 If you know that He is righteous, you know that
everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him.
1Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on
us, that we should be called children of God! 2 It has not yet
been revealed what we shall be, but we know that we shall
be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. Everyone who
has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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