1st John Devotional - Week 7, Day 5

Day 5: “Faith & The Trinity” – Dana Burd (ACC Member)

Read: 1 John 5:1-4

Review: This rich passage explains how the active love for the Father that a born-again Christian has will have very real fruit in their church life. The born-again Christian will experience the love of the triune God and in turn not only obey His commandments but love the fellow child of God who also has the Holy Spirit within them. This Holy Spirit connects them.

John writes that our faith in Jesus is what propels this relationship with God, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. This faith is firstly a gift and is best exercised with full surrender. As the passage states, this faith is the victory that has conquered the world. God does the doing; we do the surrendering, accepting, and obeying.

We can exercise our faith by resting in the fact that God makes all the fruit happen. Faith comes first and then the fruit.

Reflect: So, what would Jesus do? He would spend time with God & the Holy Spirit and then genuinely love others with his overflowing love & joy. With this in mind, where is your source for loving others?

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