1 John 2:3-5
And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.…
I. THE KEEPING IS IN DIRECT OPPOSITION TO LOSING IT, LETTING IT ESCAPE FROM US.
II. THE KEEPING IT IMPLIES A CARE TO RETAIN IT. To retain it in the under standing, in the conscience, in the affections, and in the practice. In what aspects the word of God so kept is regarded by the Christian.
1. As a law to govern him.
2. As a revelation of the grace which saves him.
3. As a promise of Divine goodness to cheer him.
4. As a pledge of eternal life to animate him.
5. As a means of communion with God to sanctify him.
Parallel VersesKJV: And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.