July 3, 2018

1 John 2:9-11

When it comes to the “old” command to love people, John was drawing a line in the sand. We either love them or hate them—there is no middle ground. John gives us a simple test to reveal where we stand. If we walk in the light of God, we love all people. If we do not love those around us, we are still in darkness and are not following the will of God. Consider these two statements in reference to love and hate as it pertains to the light of God:

Hate is the evidence of blindness to the light of God.

Love is the evidence that sight has been given to the blind.

If you haven’t done so already, take a moment to apply John’s test to your own life. Are you done? If so, how did you do? It’s not too late to make a change and then retake the test!