New Living Translation
Dear friends, if we don't feel guilty, we can come to God with bold confidence.
King James Bible
Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
Darby Bible Translation
Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, we have boldness towards God,
World English Bible
Beloved, if our hearts don't condemn us, we have boldness toward God;
Young's Literal Translation
Beloved, if our heart may not condemn us, we have boldness toward God,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:21 If our heart condemn us not - If our conscience, duly enlightened by the word and Spirit of God, and comparing all our thoughts, words, and works with that word, pronounce that they agree therewith. Then have we confidence toward God - Not only our consciousness of his favour continues and increases, but we have a full persuasion, that whatsoever we ask we shall receive of him.
Little children, let no man deceive you; he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous.'--1 John iii. 7. The popular idea of the Apostle John is strangely unlike the real man. He is supposed to be the gentle Apostle of Love, the mystic amongst the Twelve. He is that, but he was the 'son of thunder' before he was the Apostle of Love, and he did not drop the first character when he attained the second. No doubt his central thought was, 'God is Love'; no doubt that thought had …
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You may believe there's nothing wrong with what you are doing, but keep it between yourself and God. Blessed are those who don't feel guilty for doing something they have decided is right.
Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God's presence.
1 John 2:7
Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment for you; rather it is an old one you have had from the very beginning. This old commandment--to love one another--is the same message you heard before.
1 John 2:28
And now, dear children, remain in fellowship with Christ so that when he returns, you will be full of courage and not shrink back from him in shame.
1 John 3:2
Dear friends, we are already God's children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is.
1 John 3:20
Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything.
1 John 5:14
And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him.
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