Day One

To start off, you may want to make sure that you are in 1 John and not just John. The Bible can be confusing enough, let’s not get lost right out of the gate. For those of us who don’t know about 1 John, lets get a little bit of insight before we begin this 30 day devotional. 1, 2, and 3 John were written by the apostle John, who also wrote the Gospel of John (he obviously was a fan of his name) and Revelation. He was a fisherman, one of Jesus’ inner circle (together with James and Peter), and “the disciple whom Jesus loved” (John 13:23).

The Book of 1 John is a book of love and joy. It explains the fellowship we have with others and with Jesus Christ. It differentiates between happiness, which is temporary and fleeting, and true joy, which 1 John tells us how to achieve. If we take the next 30 days to apply the words written by John; the true love, commitment, fellowship, and joy most of us long for will be ours.

Application For Today
What is your goal of being a part of this devotional? Write your goal down; maybe even post it in the comments below to help encourage others. Keep your goal in mind as we dive into this devotional everyday.

We are writing these things so that you may fully share our joy.
— 1 John 1:4 NLT

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