1 John 2:4: He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

Someone may profess a fellowship with God which his life shows he does not possess. John was not afraid to call this kind of claim what it really is: a lie. Furthermore, it may be said of the same person that the truth is not in him. The idea is similar to the statements made earlier about false claims (1:6, 8, 10). In such a person the truth is not a dynamic, controlling influence. He is seriously out of touch with spiritual reality. 1

Loving Him

If you are making false claims about another, you are a liar. Christian fellowship is not built upon personal opinions, it is built upon His redeeming truth. If you promote your opinions as fact, you also may be in danger of becoming a liar. There is a high value placed upon knowing the truth and contending for the truth. Spend more time knowing Him and obeying Him. Spend no time being opinionated about things that do not concern you. It will keep you from becoming a liar. How about encouraging five people today. Start with those whom you have seldom spoken a kind word to.

Loving Others

The difference between a seeker of truth and a liar is seen in the fruit of obedience. – TWEET IT

Changing Me

Lord, thank You for teaching me about the joy of obedience.

1. Walvoord, John F., & Zuck, R. B., Dallas Theological Seminary. (1985). The Bible Knowledge Commentary.

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Tommy Blumberg was ordained as a Calvary Chapel pastor in 1985, where he served as an assistant to Pastor Wayne Taylor of Calvary Fellowship, in Seattle. In 1992, Pastor Tom, his wife Pam, and their three daughters moved to Bellingham and began a Bible study, which led to the founding of Calvary Chapel Northwest. Tom blogs regularly at TommyBlumberg.com.