1 John 4:1 – 19

It is all to easy to make decisions based on who is shouting loudest!

Even today in Christian circles many preachers stand up and though preaching a well-meaning message something is not quite right or perhaps we hear something different to that which is being said!?!

Some keys:
1. God has given us a conscience, a mind to reason right from wrong! (V1) determine or discern in your spirit what is right. Most of the time our conscience tells us! And God quickens our conscience – Don’t ignore it, but bring it to God!

2. Jesus in you is greater than he that is in the world! (v5) The world’s perspective may sometimes shout loudest but at the end of the day listen for Father God’s perspective! Perhaps get on the mountaintop with Christ and see afresh!

3. God’s love in us, Amplified! (v12) worked out in our relationships, worked out in our security (v17-18) and that means confidence and peace in this world through whatever is thrown at us!

Dear Father God,
Help me today to make decisions from the mountain-top based on your perspective rather than merely reacting to that of what I see around me. Fill me up with your love and help me to live it with the confidence and security it brings. In Jesus name, Amen.


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