1 John is a book about the God who gives life, eternal life, purity, righteousness, to His little children, those who belong to Him in Christ Jesus. God wants them to know that in Him they have the greatest of all blessings, eternal life (5:13). John writes this letter to the early church to establish and strengthen this confidence. He also gives them practical explanation about how this eternal life is sustained in this world, and the enduring and unfailing hope that it holds for them in Him!


As God’s little children, pure, innocent, and protected, we continue in our life of faithfulness to our Eternal Father, who is faithful to us. There is no other place where we abide, live, or continue, other than Christ Jesus that blesses us with a confident present, and a glorious future (1 John 2:28–3:3)!

Jay Don Poindexter