In the first epistle of John we are exhorted to do many things. We are to love our brother, we are to have no fear, we are to walk in the light of God’s word, we are exhorted to beware of false teachers; and these are just some things we are to do. One other thing that deserves mention is that we are encouraged to have assurance. Those who walk in the light have the assurance that God will save that person who so walks. Believing God is trusting and relying on Him who saved us. We can’t know we are saved unless we take note of what He said, and live our life in accordance with what He said (Romans 10:17; 2 Corinthians 5:7). When we do this all fear is removed (I John 4:18). If we have a bit of uncertainty, we might ask ourselves why.