Have you asked Jesus to be your Savior from sin? Do you ever wonder whether you have really believed on Him? Do you know that you have eternal life with Him in heaven when you die someday? Some people spend a large part of their lives doubting and wondering whether they are really saved.
God does not want you to live in doubt. One of the books in His Word is written just so that true believers can know that they are saved. The book of 1 John gives us some tests to see whether we have really come to know God. Here are some questions you can ask yourself: Do I obey God’s Word? [1 John 2:3]. Do I love other Christians? [1 John 2:9-10]. Do I have a hatred for worldly things … wrong desires, pride, selfish pleasure? [1 John 2:15]. Do I believe that Jesus is the Son of God? [1 John 2:22-23]. Do I have consistent habits of sin in my life, or do I give up sin with God’s help? [1 John 2:29, 1 John 3:9].
Believe God’s Word when He says that all those who call upon His name in faith and submit to His Lordship will be saved [Romans 10:13]. Pray about these questions from 1 John, and ask God to show you whether they are true in your life. Remember, God wants you to know that you belong to Him. He wants you to love Him and serve Him with joy and peace in your heart.
These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God. // 1 John 5:13