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What Do You KNOW? (A Study of I John 5:19-21)

We sometimes greet one another with the words, “Whadda know?” Well, what do you know? What do I know? Here in I John 5 John concludes his first epistle by reminding us of seven truths that we can count on, that we can know. Let’s look at the text:

Here’s what I see in this amazing text —

1. We know we belong to God — We are the children of God (v. 19).

2. We know that the whole world is under control of the evil one (v. 19).

3. We know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding (v. 20).

4. We know that that understanding was given that we might know the One who is true (v. 20).

5. We know that we are in the One who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ (v. 20).

6. We know that He is the true God and eternal life (v. 20).

7. We know that idolatry is real and we are to keep ourselves from idols (v. 21).

That’s a great list of truths that we KNOW! By having a relationship with the Son of God, we become His children, are made aware that this world is controlled by the evil one, and can be confident that we have understanding. The One whom we know is true and is God’s Son. And we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that He, Jesus Christ, is the true God and eternal life. And we know that idolatry will take us away from Him.

Thank God for the knowledge He has given you today!

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Posted by on November 13, 2020 in I John 5


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