1 John 2:12-28
1 John 2:12
Little children have sins; they need to be forgiven; and they may be forgiven at once. Should not every child go to Jesus and ask to be washed in his precious blood? To be little children in Jesus Christ is a great privilege, and to such the word of God is directed as much as to the more advanced saints.
1 John 2:13
These established saints, having a deeper knowledge of their Lord, were bound to lend the more earnest attention to his word, and to carry it out more fully.
These young men are the flower of the army of the Lord of Hosts. By their victories already won the apostle summons them to new conflicts. The Spirit of God has a call for believers in all stages of the divine life.
1 John 2:14-15
He may use it, but love it he must not, unless he will renounce the love of God.
1 John 2:18
The spirit of antichrist has many forms, and is present in every age. Everything which robs Christ of his glory is antichristian.
1 John 2:19
Bad teachers leave the church of God because they never in truth belonged to it. When they go over to Rome they go to their own place.
1 John 2:20
An experimental knowledge of the truth is the best preservative against error.
1 John 2:22
This is the greatest of all falsehoods, and it insults both the Father and the Son by doubting their testimony.
1 John 2:24
You cannot find a better gospel; persevere, then, in what you already know.
1 John 2:28
Being full of love he pleads with us never to desert our Lord, or listen to the false gospels which would lead us astray. Ever may this family be true to Jesus, to the gospel, and to holy living: and may none of us ever be deceived by false doctrine, or tempted into sin.
One there is to whom we’re going,
One to whom we owe our all;
Daily grace is he bestowing,
He sustains us when we fall.
Thou to us art all in all.