1 John 2:3-6: “Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.” The New Testament speaks of knowing God in two senses. One, who has trusted Christ knows Him. Two – whoever has previously met the Lord can also come to know Him intimately. Disobedience shows a lack of personal knowledge of Christ. To claim to know Christ while disobeying His word is a lie. Abiding is habitual obedience. It has the idea of settling down in Christ or resting in Him. The Christian, as a child of God, ought to obey God because of a sincere desire to do so.


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