Rising Joy, by Vicki Matheny
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us insight to know him who is true, and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. This one is the true God and eternal life. 1 John 5.20
True. Let’s hammer it home. John uses this word three times in this verse. He states that the coming of Christ to the earth to live and die is fact. We know. There is no doubt. Of course, this apostle walked with Jesus while on this earth. He should know. Jesus helps us to understand who God is. He has given us insight to know him. God is true. When we are baptized, Galatians 3.27 says that we are baptized into Christ, so we are in him who is true. We are in Jesus Christ. 1 John 5.11 tells us we have eternal life in Jesus. He is the true God and eternal life. I have talked with people who do not believe that Jesus is the true God. They believe he was just another good man among many. But not really all that special. Most of the time I find that these same people have never read the Bible to understand who Jesus is and what he came to do. They will not experience eternal life or even truth without the correct knowledge of who Jesus is and the God that he reveals. They will live a lie basically depending upon someone or something that is false. God made himself known through Jesus and he is true. Knowing truth brings joy!