Whoever plainly says that Jesus is the Son of God, God remains in him and he in God. And we ourselves have known and we have trusted the love which God has in us.
1 John 4:15-16a lks

1John 4:7-16a

These summary statements do something unexpected. Here John connects accurate theological confession to continued remaining and to knowing and trusting God’s love. The cognitive-affective-volitional connection is clear.

God, too often, I am wrapped up in theological and exegetical ponderings. When this happens, capture my attention. Not that I enjoy being grabbed by the ears, but I do know it is sometimes necessary.


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