You Already Know
In 1 John 2:20 John tells his readers, “But, you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all know.”
We possess knowledge. We know the gospel. What John and Peter and Paul were all trying to do in their letters was not so much tell the reader something new, but to bring into active and decisive use the knowledge they already possessed. It’s not knowing that’s the problem – it’s the doing!
Earlier in John’s letter he said the greatest defense against temptation is simply to remember what we know.
To know our sins are forgiven.
To know Him who is from the beginning.
To know we have the strength which can face and overcome the evil one.
Our lives would be immediately different if we put into practice what we already know. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot more to learn, but even as we are, this very minute, we have enough light to walk by, if we use the light we have.
“He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna.” Deut.8:3