“Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him.” 1 John 5:1
Belief and devotion that Jesus is the Christ brings us into a new life with God, and a new walk with God reflects love for the Son.
“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.”
1 John 4:9
Love is shown: in God’s case by making his precious Son flesh and literally sharing his sacrifice. Through that sacrifice, we continue to both live and model God’s love.
“And this is what he promised us — eternal life.”
1 John 2:25
Clinging to a promise of eternal life can be tough – all we know is the messy, fleshy, temporary, physical life we have now on earth. Remain in the Son and the Father now to keep focus on remaining with the Son and Father in eternity.
“As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father.”
1 John 2:24
We see to so much during a day. So much can remain with us. We are encouraged to be selective with what sticks with us, to hold onto what we have heard about God from the beginning. Doing so helps us to remain focused, so that we can spend more time remaining in the Son and the Father.