The Apostle John has written a letter that is 2,000 years old, but it has lost none of its power. This letter has such staying power because it was inspired from eternity. When you hold this letter in your hands you are holding a miracle from heaven.
The Apostle John describes the test of obedience as being tempered by the test of love. This may seem like an unlikely combination in the world’s way of thinking, but we are not to think like the world. This is where the test comes in. Will we bow to the will of God or will we continue to walk in the ways of this world? God’s ways reveal the beauty of obedient love. We will recognize the test for what it is: God’s loving diagnosis. This letter you hold in your hands is indeed a miracle from heaven.