1 John 5:6-13

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness of God which He has testified of His Son. 1 John 5:9

He decided to take the promotion his company had offered. It meant a raise, a new position, and better retirement benefits. However, the manager he presently worked for became incensed and complained that the move would affect his department.

The employee immediately became confused. He knew the job was God’s best for his life, yet his boss’s guilt-laden words made the decision difficult.

John the Apostle wrote to a group of people who, like us, struggled with insecurities and fears. Their environment was unstable and the future unclear. Accusations and threats often brought up thoughts of violence and death. Their only hope was found in the truth given to them by God’s Son.

John wrote, “If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater” (1 John 5:9). There is conflict in our world, but God’s presence and peace are greater. No one has to yield to false guilt or pressure from others.

Jesus has set you free. His Word is your eternal hope. He gave you His truth so you might experience freedom from bondage of guilt, fear, and insecurity. By applying Scripture to your life, you refuse to settle for anything less. Listen to God’s voice, and you will have wisdom for every decision.

Lord, I want to be so intimate with You that I can hear Your voice and have divine wisdom for every decision.

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