Friday, August 25 | Life Eternal
Read 1 John 2:18–27
Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth. I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth. Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. And this is what he promised us—eternal life.
I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.
- What promise(s) do you see in today’s passage? What hope do you see in today’s passage?
- Reflect on how that promise or the hope reflected might relate to your life right now.
- What desire or prayer does the promise in today’s passage evoke in you?
God, thank You for the promise and the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ. Help me to live in the truth of that promise and not to lose hope. Keep my eyes fixed on You and protect me from anything that might lead me astray. My hope is in You alone. Amen.
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