1 JOHN: So We Can Know

1JohnFirst John contains a tiny verse that assures us of our salvation in Jesus Christ.  Don’t miss it in 1 John 5:13: “These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.”

That settles is for all of us. The verse doesn’t say in order that we may “feel” or “think” or “hope;” it says clearly that we can know we have eternal life. What a great gift of God that He would want us to know, without a doubt, we will go to heaven when we die!

We are His, and when we die, we’ll be with Him forever. We know this, in part, because of John’s writing in this book.

From Women of Faith Devotional Bible.  Copyright © 2003 (Thomas Nelson, Inc.)  Used by permission.


  1. YES! This post has certainly made the difference in the assurance of my salvation. I KNOW with CONFIDENCE that I am His and He is mine unconditionally.

  2. 6 months ago
    ar says

    after 30 years of marriage, my husband, a former pastor, backslides and we separates, difficult to find a new way of life

    • Trust in The Lord with all your heart. Rely always not on your spouse but on God . Find wisdom in His holy word and you will make it not by your one power but with Jesus Christ power in real Truth. Build your relation with all your love with Christ and you will never be disappointed. Your salvation is in Christ s hands and not in you husband eve though is a formal pastor. You can chose, change and control your one life.

  3. To those of you struggling after divorce: It has been over 3 years since my husband walked out on my two Sons and I.(After 19 yrs together) All the while I was taking care of his terminally ill Mother and only working a part-time(2hr a day) job. God knows what is best for us even if we don’t see it at the time.
    I am happier now than I ever was with him. My faith in God is so much stronger and I feel an inner joy and trust in him. I know now his leaving was for the best. I am a stronger, confident woman with self-esteem again. Trust in the Lord and he will see you through all the pain, grief and suffering until you
    find joy and get your smile back again. We are blessed! God Bless you all.

  4. 6 months ago
    Pam says

    It has been almost six months since my husband walked out on me without warning. He filed for divorce two days later and it was final nine weeks after that. I still cry every day, but it also gets a little easier each day. I know God will see me through it and I also know He knows the plans He has for my life. I want those plans, not ones I dream up myself. How do people who have no faith in God make it through devastating events like divorce?

  5. 6 months ago
    Sue Grosz says

    Oh how well this has been expressed. Divorce tears you apart inside and makes you question your reason for being. If it had not been for God’s faithfullness and reassurance that He has a plan for our lives, I know it would have never made it through that time. Being served divorce papers after just over 40 years of marriage was truly devasting. As mentioned above you question everything and everyone’s motive. Learning to trust and live as a single is a slow journey, but God has been good in opening doors that were thought sealed forever.