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, that is to say, has met Him. One who has previously met the Lord can also come to know Him intimately. Disobedience shows a lack of personal knowledge of Christ. 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. It should be a joy to follow in the footsteps of the One who died for us.


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