Test 4: Is my life characterized by obedience?
This series is taken from a blog post Pastor Scott wrote: Am I saved? Seven tests to know!
Just like Christians never reach a place of perfect sinlessness, they also never reach a place of perfect obedience; however, just like believers can avoid lives characterized by sin, they can also have lives characterized by obedience:
- Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments (1 John 2:3).
- He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him (1 John 2:4).
- But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked (1 John 2:5-6).
- Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous (1 John 3:7).