Today's Verse: 1 John 2:5-6

Thursday, October 20, 2011

This is how we know we are in [Jesus]: Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.
— 1 John 2:5-6
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Do you want to know who walks with Jesus daily? Look for folks whose lives resemble Jesus' life! The apostle Paul describes it as having "the aroma of Christ" (2 Corinthians 2:14-17). Do you want to walk with Jesus? Do you want to develop this aroma? Pursue Jesus; obey what he taught, and follow his example as revealed in his life in the Gospels.* See how he treated people; then do the same! Notice how he defeated Satan and overcame temptation; trust that you can do the same! As you pursue Jesus in these ways, you will find that Jesus is not only walking with you, but he is also working through you as the Holy Spirit transforms you to become increasingly like him!
* The Gospels are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Download the pursueJesus reading plan.

My Prayer...

Stir my spirit, O God, and empower me with your Spirit to live a life of integrity and purity like Jesus. Please give me a heart for people, dear Father, like your Son Jesus has. Help me to not only see their needs and hear their cries but also to respond with love and compassion. In the name of my Savior Jesus, I pray. Amen.

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Illustration of 1 John 2:5-6 — This is how we know we are in [Jesus]: Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.