The Bible is God’s love letter to all believers. It is filled, not only with instruction that provides us with all the help we need for today, but also with all the hope that we need for tomorrow. In chapter 2 of First John, the Apostle John instructs us on what a true believer is and what a true believer does.
There are three components to being a true believer in Christ.
First is a “Moral Component.” (1 John 2:3-5)
The genuine and true believer, obeys God’s commandments. They avoid what God hates, and they validate their belief by obeying his command. God clearly states in v.4 that the one who professes Christ Jesus, keeps his commandments.
The second component of a true believer a “Social Component.” (1 John 2:6-11)
The disciple of Christ will love the brethren! We live in a world on intolerance. A follower of Jesus loves the family members. each other, even when we are unlovable! Whereas the world is constantly looking out for themselves, believers look out for each other. Love naturally flows out of us. Disciples of Christ love God and love others!
The third component is an “Integrity Component.” (1 John 2:15-17)
Walking in the light means genuine and legitimate. If you love the things of the world, then God’s love cannot truly be in you. (1 John 2:15)
Do you confess Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Your lifestyle will exemplify the walk of a genuine disciple of Christ.