Salem Media Group. dwelleth in him, and he in them; that is, he dwells in Christ, and Christ dwells in him; the same is said of believing in Christ under the figurative expressions of eating his flesh, and drinking his blood; see Gill on John 6:56; and hereby we know that he abideth in us; or dwelleth in us, as before. 1 John 3:24 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 John 3:24, NIV: "The one who keeps God's commands lives in him, and he in them.And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us." On the evidence of piety here referred to, see the notes at Romans 8:9, Romans 8:14, Romans 8:16. 1 John makes clear what the Gospel of John also implies: the dwelling in eternal life is not a promise for the future only, but a promise for the present as well. The first mention of the Spirit in the Epistle. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the, ΚΑῚ ἘΝ ΤΟΎΤῼ ΓΙΝΏΣΚΟΜΕΝ, ΤΗΡΕῖΝ ΤᾺς ἘΝΤΟΛᾺς ΑὐΤΟῦ. And in this verse there is a kind of transition to the … Reciprocity. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. Ἐκ τοῦ Πνεύματος, from or by the Spirit) This is the first mention of the Holy Spirit in this Epistle, in accordance with the Divine economy here, as also in the Gospel of John, John 14:1-3; John 14:26. Jesus said as much in his Good Shepherd discourse –– “I am the good shepherd. 19 By this we shall know that we are of the truth, and reassure our hearts before him 20 whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us. John’s meaning in these two verses is that a person who is troubled with doubts and self-condemnation must take himself in hand and confront himself with what he knows to be true about God’s work in his life and what is true of God’s greater knowledge of his heart. Never found with Holy in the Epistles or Revelation. And he that keepeth his commandments Attends to those instructions and declarations concerning faith in Christ, and love to the brethren, and acts … No man can be a true Christian in whom that Spirit does not constantly dwell, or to whom he is not "given." This love is the special fruit of our faith, and a certain sign of our being born again. In matter of fact, believers do fall into sins ( 1 John 1:8-10, 1 John 2:1 1 John 2:2); but all such sins are alien from the life of God, and need Christ's cleansing blood, without application to which the life of God could not be maintained. "Thus he returns to the great keynote of the Epistle, abide in Him, with which the former part concluded" (1Jo 2:28). of As we noted last week, John’s epistle is written in part to clarify the meaning of John’s Gospel for a community which reads that gospel as its central guide to faith and action. 1 John 3:19-24. All rights reserved. In the following chapter, the apostle pursues the subject suggested here, and shows that we should examine ourselves closely, to see whether the "Spirit" to which we trust, as furnishing evidence of piety, is truly the Spirit of God, or is a spirit of delusion. 1 John 3:24. How important that the Bible is interpreted literally and in context. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep” (John 10:11). This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. 1. John says that we have proof that he does this by the Spirit which he has given us. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. And hereby we know that he abideth in us - That is, this is another certain evidence that we are true Christians. For example, consider a verse that the lectionary omits: “Do not be astonished, brothers and sisters, that the world hates you” (1 John 3:13). That is, the Holy Spirit is imparted to his people to enlighten their minds; to elevate their affections; to sustain them in times of trial; to quicken them in the performance of duty; and to imbue them with the temper and spirit of the Lord Jesus. Proud member Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. And hereby we know that he stays in us, by the Spirit which he has given us. 1 John 3:24 (WNT) The man who obeys His commands continues in union with God, ... John does not mean that all whose hearts do not condemn them, are therefore safe before God; for some have their conscience seared, others are ignorant of the truth, and it is not only sincerity, but sincerity in the truth which can save men. by the Spirit which he hath given us; which if understood of private Christians, as the preceding verses incline to, the sense is, that union to Christ, and the continuance of it, or his indwelling as a fruit of union, and the permanency of that, are evidenced by the Spirit of God; who is given in consequence of union and relation to Christ, as a spirit of regeneration and sanctification, of faith and love, of adoption, and as the earnest of the heavenly inheritance; but if of the apostles and ministers of the word, it may regard the gifts of the Holy Spirit bestowed on them, fitting them for their work and office, and who is a spirit of truth, and not of error; and by having and enjoying these, they knew that Christ abode in them, and had reason to believe, according to his promise, that he would be with them, and with his ministering: servants in succession, to the end of the world; and this sense seems to be encouraged by the former part of the following chapter.