I have read, studied, agreed with many conclusions on the the following long chapter, but! it’s not until today that You, my Master, are shinning Your light on it.
In Your light I now see Your purpose for sharing my state of well-being aloof from the cares of this world. Indeed, there is hope in death. The death to the things of this world. Quote:
Messiah Our Advocate
1 John 2:1-29
MY LITTLE children, I write you these things so that you may not violate the Almighty’s law and sin. But if anyone should sin, we have an Advocate (One Who will intercede for us) with the Father–[it is] Yahushua Messiah [the all] righteous [upright, just, Who conforms to the Father’s will in every purpose, thought, and action].
And He [that same Yahushua Himself] is the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins, and not for ours alone but also for [the sins of] the whole world.
And this is how we may discern [daily, by experience] that we are coming to know Him [to perceive, recognize, understand, and become better acquainted with Him]: if we keep (bear in mind, observe, practice) His teachings (precepts, commandments).
Whoever says, I know Him [I perceive, recognize, understand, and am acquainted with Him] but fails to keep and obey His commandments (teachings) is a liar, and the Truth [of the Gospel] is not in him.
But he who keeps (treasures) His Word [who bears in mind His precepts, who observes His message in its entirety], truly in him has the love of and for the Almighty been perfected (completed, reached maturity). By this we may perceive (know, recognize, and be sure) that we are in Him:
Whoever says he abides in Him ought [as a personal debt] to walk and conduct himself in the same way in which He walked and conducted Himself.
Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the message which you have heard [the doctrine of salvation through Messiah].
Yet I am writing you a new commandment, which is true (is realized) in Him and in you, because the darkness (N1moral blindness) is clearing away and the true Light (N2the revelation of God in Christ) is already shining.
Whoever says he is in the Light and [yet] hates his brother [Christian, born-again child of the Almighty his Father] is in darkness even until now.