Restore lost focus – 1 John 2:24 | 2-minute daily bible meditation


1 John 2:24 is another reminder to return to sound teaching, to our first appreciation of the gospel.

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The loving apostle John writes this in 1 John chapter 2 verse 24. Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you too will abide in the Son and in the Father.

Most Christians sooner or later feel like they’re not as close to God as they used to be. And this is a common experience and John tells us what the remedy is for that experience. Let what we heard from the beginning abide in us.

What did we first hear of the gospel? What first attracted us to Christ?

We have heard how he descended from heaven, became a very, very vulnerable baby. All the power of God vested in that tiny infant. And then he walked through a life following the way of grace and then going all the way to the cross, this agonising, shameful torture and abuse that he suffered because he wanted us to have a chance to spend eternity with his Father.

That is such exciting, inspiring news that we should go back to it. What we heard in the beginning of our faith, let that live in us. This is why we keep coming back to the cross, keep coming back to what Jesus did for us. This is the whole reason that we are able to live as we live in the power, in the majesty, in the glory of God, walking with Jesus every day.

What does it mean to abide? It means to remain so close that we are constantly nurturing this relationship with our Saviour. By reading the Bible, by praying, by just spending time in His presence, listening to whatever He might say, or just letting Him work in us.

Thank you, God, for the words of truth that you have spoken throughout time. Thank you for reminding us what is important. We long to be with you, God. Thank you for being with us. Amen.

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