Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. — 1 John 2:15
I am more and more excited as it is getting nearer and nearer to the end of this 100 verse bible. Today is the 96th day, it means there are only four days left before I finish this Mission of mine.
Today we are on 1 John. The author of this book is same as the Gospel of John. “First John was written to dispel doubts and to build assurance by presenting a clear picture of Christ. Entering history, Jesus was and is God in the flesh and God in focus – seen, heard, and touched by the author of this letter, John the apostle. John walked and talked with Jesus, saw him heal, heard him teach, watch him die, met him arisen, and saw him ascend. John knew God, he has lived with him and had seen him work. And John enjoyed fellowship with the Father ad the Son all the days of his life.”
Love not the world? Neither the things that are in the world? Why?
First of all, what does the world has to offer? I assume three most significant things people love about this world are POWER, SEX AND MONEY. If these things occupied our hearts, there is no space for the love of God which leads to eternal life. Imaging your heart is like a pie chart, if power takes 25%, Sex 30%, Money 35%, How much do you have left? 10%? How about other things? Is there even 1% left in your heart that is for God?
The things in this world are only temporary and easily destroyed. Yet what is unseen is eternal – Heaven and Hell. Will you choose the love of the father that leads to HEAVEN or the love of the world that leads to HELL?
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. — 2 Corinthians 4:18
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. — Matthew 6:20
” The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” — John 1:14 (NIV)
From yesterday’s verse, we knew that a saviour was born to us, and his name is Jesus Christ. Today, we are going to know a bit more about who Jesus is and where does he come from?
Reading today’s verse, I was wondering Who is ‘the Word’ ? — You probably guessed the right answer: ‘The Word” is Jesus Christ. However, you might ask: why does the bible call Jesus “The Word”? Good question! Let’s find out what does John say about this earlier on in this chapter:
The Word Became Flesh
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. — John 1:1-5
Here is a good answer from TalkJesus.com by jiggyfly: ‘The Word’ in Greek is ‘Logos” and another definition is “devine expression” It also means communication. Especially in this text, everything that God is communicating to mankind is in and through Christ, His Son. So in other words, Christ is the devine living expression of all God is trying to communicate to mankind.
Then, Who is Jesus?
When we read “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God,” we learn three things: 1) Jesus is eternal. 2) Jesus was with God the Father, yet distinct from him. 3) The Lord Jesus Christ is eternal God equal with God the Father.
9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. — John 1:9-13
As I was reading verse 12-13, it reminds me that a friend once told me about the purpose of Jesus coming into the world: The Son of God became the son of man, so the sons of man can become the sons of God!
Do u get it?