Daily Radio Bible Podcast
JOHN wants to make sure that you and I know a few things before he signs off on this letter. His parting words to us have this refrain over and over again. We know. John wants us to know a few things. Now john is NOT saying know and believe all the right things. Because when you know all the right things in the Bible, than the world, and your life will all make sense. And many people pursue their faith in this way. I will try really hard to know all the right beliefs, and know all the right things to do. And then my life will make sense and everything will go well with me. But that's just not how life works. There are just too many things that happen in life. That will not make sense. We all face things in life that don't make sense at all, no matter how much we think we know about God, or no matter how buttoned down our beliefs are. That's what the book of Job is all about. The book begins with, of course, Job loves you, everything about his life makes sense. Let's see how it goes when it doesn't. And so John wants us to know something. But the things that he wants us to know are those things that can help us to trust when life doesn't make sense at all. If you want, go over chapter five again, and listen to all the things that john wants us to know. But underneath it all, is John's heart for people. He even calls us children. He wants us to know these things because they will help us to trust God, even when what we know is not enough. So John is telling us to trust that God is love. Trust, that you have fellowship with Him, trust that he is with you, even in your unknowing. And that's the prayer that I have for my own soul. That's the prayer that I have for my family from my wife, my daughters, my son and that's the prayer that I have for you may be so
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