Tuesday, September 11

The Daily5 is a simple guide for daily time with God. Five activities for five minutes each. Start with the short devotional below, then pick four more activities from the listed options. It's ok if you can only do three or four activities! Commit each day to complete at least one of the five. 

 

1 John 2:18-25

18 Children, it is the last hour. And as you have heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. By this we know that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they did not belong to us; for if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us. However, they went out so that it might be made clear that none of them belongs to us.

20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth. 21 I have not written to you because you don’t know the truth, but because you do know it, and because no lie comes from the truth. 22 Who is the liar, if not the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This one is the antichrist: the one who denies the Father and the Son. 23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; he who confesses the Son has the Father as well.

24 What you have heard from the beginning is to remain in you. If what you have heard from the beginning remains in you, then you will remain in the Son and in the Father. 25 And this is the promise that he himself made to us: eternal life.

 

Summary:

The term Antichrist is a loaded term. We should think “anti” in terms of “against.” John isn’t warning us against a figure we dream of in some prophetic future, but against anyone or anything who is against Christ. He shows us that we are all under the influence of spirits who are against Him. We fear because we have an enemy who is a liar and sows distrust of our good God. We are to remain strong by remaining in or near Him. 

 

Prayer:

Father, I want to remain in You today. Walk with me as I go out to the world today. 

 

Reflection:

How are you tempted to believe untrue things about Jesus?

 

 

Pick Four More Activities

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  • Listen and Worship.
  • Pray a Psalm.
  • Read a Book.
  • Retell the Gospel to Yourself.
  • Take Some Notes on Today's Devotional.
  • Pray for Yourself, Your Family, Your Church, and the Lost.
  • Memorize a Verse.
  • List Five Things You're Thankful For.
  • Encourage Somebody.
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