From Pastor Perry

06/28/2021 1 John 2:7-13

1 John 2:7–14 (ESV)

The New Commandment

Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word that you have heard. At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining. Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. 10 Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling. 11 But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes. 

12 I am writing to you, little children, 

because your sins are forgiven for his name’s sake. 

13 I am writing to you, fathers, 

because you know him who is from the beginning. 

I am writing to you, young men, 

because you have overcome the evil one. 

I write to you, children, 

because you know the Father. 

14 I write to you, fathers, 

because you know him who is from the beginning. 

I write to you, young men, 

because you are strong, 

and the word of God abides in you, 

and you have overcome the evil one.


Jesus has shown us the love of God on the cross. This is the love the Law commanded but we could never fulfill. But more than that, it is the love that the Gospel imparts to those who love their brother and abide in the light so that there is in them nothing that would cause them to fall away from faith in Christ. The old commandment, “love your neighbor as yourself” (Lv 19:18), condemns us all, since we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. The new commandment, “love one another as I have loved you” (Jn 15:12), is rooted in Jesus’ work, which frees us from guilt. His atonement for our sins empowers us to love as He loves.


I pray: Grant, Lord, that we trust in You and Your love, that we may always love our neighbor. Amen.



Edward A. Engelbrecht, The Lutheran Study Bible (St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2009), 2174.

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