When you learn something basic at school, such as the multiplication table, there comes a time when you just know it. You don’t need to keep studying it.
The writer of this letter has something similar in mind for those receiving the letter. Basics about faith need to be learned and accepted, so that further understanding can come. We get to go into advanced math classes after learning the basics.
The writer shares serious words beginning with verse 4. How very wrong it is for someone to give their lives to Jesus and then do bad things that show that their commitment was only words. We need to live out what we say we believe. Be sure and believe in God in actions and not only in words.
Thursdays are dedicated to the letters of Paul, other letters,
the Book of Acts, and the Book of Revelation.
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