Confident at His Return  


1 John 2:28

“And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming,” 1 John 2:28.


The word abide is a beautiful Bible word with deep truths. To abide simply means to dwell in or rest in something.” When we abide in something, we continue in it and we are committed to it. In 1 John 2:27, we find that the “anointing” of God “abideth” in the believer. The Holy Spirit is with the believers to help them in discerning truth and understanding the things of God. God’s Spirit abides or dwells within us. He is continually with us and committed to us.

Just as the Holy Spirit abides in us, we are called to abide as well. Our Text verse today tells us that we are to abide in Him. We are to be just as continually committed to Christ as He is to us. We are to dwell with Him and find rest in Him.

What benefits do we receive when we choose to abide in Him? We can stand before Him in His appearing with confidence and free of shame. That is a solid promise.

Believers in Christ are called to abide. This is not a passive action. Abiding in Him takes daily reminders and continual effort. As The Holy Spirit is committed to us, we must commit ourselves to God.




Are you abiding in Him with a continual commitment?

Nathan Rogers

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