This is how we are sure that we have come to know Him: by keeping His commands. The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” yet doesn’t keep His commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly in him the love of God is perfected. This is how we know we are in Him: The one who says he remains in Him should walk just as He walked. 1 John 2:3-6 HCSB
Just about every believer has questioned his or her salvation at some point. As a former student pastor I have counseled many teenagers who made a decision to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior as a child and then questioned if they were really saved.
John tells us how a person can really know that he is saved – by keeping His commands. Holy living and obedience does not save a person. Salvation comes through faith and believing in Jesus. Doing what Christ says and living for God are the fruit of salvation. Holy living is evidence that a person knows Christ and belongs to God. How a person lives each day is an indication that he or she is a child of God.
Challenge: We cannot copy Christ’s life. To walk as Christ did, we must obey His teachings and follow His example of complete obedience to God. Serving and loving others is a great way to walk as He walked. Determine what you can do this week to follow Christ’s example.