WHERE YOU ARE IN CHRIST
1ST JOHN 2:12-14
12I am writing to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name. 13I am writing to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one.
2: 12-14 John was writing to believers of all ages. The “dear children” had experienced forgiveness through Jesus. The older men (“ fathers”) were mature in the faith and had long-standing relationships with Christ. The “young men” had battled with Satan’s temptations and had won. Each stage of life in the Christian pilgrimage builds upon the other. As children learn about Christ, they grow in their ability to win battles with temptation. As young adults move from victory to victory, they grow in relationship with Christ. Older adults who have known Christ for years have developed the wisdom needed to teach younger people and start the cycle all over again. Has your Christian growth reached the maturity level appropriate for where you are in your walk with God? Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible
ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS seeking to grow and mature in our relationship with CHRIST!!