Love your Brothers
1 John 2:7-11
John finished his parenthesis on the advocate and has returned to his original purpose of writing things so that his flock may not sin.
Published June 1st, 2012
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2010-07-31 23:20:48
John finished his parenthesis on the advocate and has returned to his original purpose of writing things so that his flock may not sin. He begins with the old commandment of loving God and loving our neighbor. He speaks of it as a new commandment as well by specifying that we are to love not just our neighbor, but to love our brothers in the faith. He who loves his brother walks in the light and has no cause for stumbling. He who claims to walk in the light but hates his "brother" is not really in the light but walks in darkness and has a cause for stumbling which is his blindness from the darkness. This stumbling leads to sin. If we don't love our brother, then we are walking in darkness, do not know our advocate, do not know God, and are a stranger to the light. In the second half of verse 8, I think the darkness which is passing away refers to the brothers John is writing too, and the true light which is already shining refers to the advocate Christ Jesus. John's first exhortation so that his brothers may not sin is to love each other. If a person doesn't love his brother, his profession means nothing for he bears the fruit of darkness.
10000000045706 45706 Notes 2010-07-31 21:56:23 2010-07-31 23:20:48 John finished his parenthesis on the advocate and has returned to his original purpose of writing things so that his flock may not sin. He begins with the old commandment of loving God and loving our neighbor. He speaks of it as a new commandment as well by specifying that we are to love not just our neighbor, but to love our brothers in the faith. He who loves his brother walks in the light and has no cause for stumbling. He who claims to walk in the light but hates his "brother" is not really in the light but walks in darkness and has a cause for stumbling which is his blindness from the darkness. This stumbling leads to sin. If we don't love our brother, then we are walking in darkness, do not know our advocate, do not know God, and are a stranger to the light. In the second half of verse 8, I think the darkness which is passing away refers to the brothers John is writing too, and the true light which is already shining refers to the advocate Christ Jesus. John's first exhortation so that his brothers may not sin is to love each other. If a person doesn't love his brother, his profession means nothing for he bears the fruit of darkness. notes
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1 John
1 John 2:7-11
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Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment,
but an old commandment that you had from the beginning.
negativepositive
The old commandment is the word that you have heard.
ideaexplanation
At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you,
because the darkness is passing away [in you] and the true light is already shining [in him]
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Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother
is still in darkness.
Whoever loves his brother
abides in the light,
and in him there is no cause for stumbling.
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But whoever hates his brother
is in the darkness and walks in the darkness,
and does not know where he is going,
because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
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10000000045706 45706 Arc 2010-07-31 21:56:23 2010-07-31 23:20:48 editing 1 John 2 7 2 11 1 John 2:7-11 62 NT esv i489691 i489692 i489693 i489677 Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, i489678 but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. negativepositive 2 i489679 The old commandment is the word that you have heard. ideaexplanation 1 i489694 i489680 At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, i489681 because the darkness is passing away [in you] and the true light is already shining [in him] ground 1 i489695 i489696 i489697 i489682 Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother i489683 is still in darkness. i489698 i489699 i489684 Whoever loves his brother i489685 abides in the light, i489686 and in him there is no cause for stumbling. actionresult 2 negativepositive 2 i489700 i489701 i489702 i489687 But whoever hates his brother i489688 is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, i489689 and does not know where he is going, actionresult 2 i489690 because the darkness has blinded his eyes. ground 1 ideaexplanation 1 progression 1 1 1 esv 25 a 50 discourse
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