1 John

John wants us to be confident about our relationship with God.  He wants us to know that we have continual forgiveness because of Jesus.  We have confidence because our love for God leads us away from sin.  We are confident that we will have an eternal relationship with God.  We have confidence because the Holy Spirit lives within us.  Our confidence allows us to boldly ask God for his will to be done in our lives.  Our confidence increases as we see that the world turns against us.  Knowing that we have lived like Jesus in this world results in greater confidence when we finally see God face to face.  It is because of our confidence that we can truly love another person seeking what is best for that person rather than seeking what that person can do for us.  We know that we have eternal life because of Jesus.  We will never die.  We will live forever with God.  Live confidently and boldly.