Wednesday, August 12, 2009

keep yourselves from idols...

and we know that the son of god has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his son jesus christ. he is the true god and eternal life. little children, keep yourselves from idols.
1 john 5:20-21

i hung this verse in my bathroom to read over each morning and here is how the lord uses it to speak to me. first off, god has given me understanding so that i can know him. know him. god makes himself knowable to me. he reveals himself to me and that is something i take for granted. secondly, we are in him who is true. because of christ, we are able to know the true god and have eternal life. we are able to know the truth and what is true and good. i do not have to try and figure it out for myself. i do not have to live in darkness.

and i love that right after that great reminder, john exhorts his readers to keep themselves from idols. to keep themselves from things that are not true, that do not save, that do not bring eternal life. focus on the true god. be careful to not get caught up in idols. great reminder for me.


julie said...

what a great verse! thanks, becca!

Dara Steward said...

Great post. Very encouraging to hear how God is speaking to you.

Also, I want to come to fx! That looks so fun! And what a crowd. You guys have a huge ministry! Next time I come through Austin, I want to come! When is it?

Dara Steward said...

Will we see you for Labor Day? Ryan, Evan, and I will be there.