“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.” 1 John 2:3-6……….
If we say we KNOW the Lord, and we say we ABIDE in the Lord, we need to obey the Lord and follow the Lord and live as the Lord lived. We need to look to the Lord, we need to look to His Word, and we need to look to how He modeled to us in His time on this earth the right way to live. Genuine faith in Jesus Christ as Lord resulting in the promise of everlasting life with the Lord shows forth with our lives being yielded to the Lord and His ways. Tossing around the words, “I believe in Jesus,” “I know the Lord,” “I’m a Christian,” “I go to church,” “I go to Bible study,” are meaningless when they are not accompanied by a life of devotion and obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ. What a blessing these verses make clear to us those who truly believe in Jesus and know Jesus as Lord live for Jesus according to the ways of Jesus for the glory of Jesus. Oh, let us believe in Him! Let us know Him! Let us obey Him! Let us live for Him! Let us rejoice in Him! Let us thank the Lord that He desires we know and abide in Him forevermore! AMEN!