1 John 2:6 - What It Means to Abide or Walk with God.
1 John 2:6 (NKJV) He who says he abides in
Him ought himself also to walk just as He
1 John 2:6 (NLT) Those who say they live in
God should live their lives as Jesus did.
1 John 2:6 (TLB) Anyone who says he is a
Christian should live as Christ did.
1 John 2:6 (MSG) Anyone who claims to be
intimate with God ought to live the same kind of life
I have heard that if you walk three times
a day at a brisk pace, it can help keep you in
good shape physically. You wont move as
quickly as you move when you are running. Walking is
a regulated motion, but as you do it, you make
progress. You move forward gradually.
If we want to abide in Jesus, we must
walk as He walked. The Bible says, He who says
he abides in Him ought himself also to walk
just as He walked (1 John 2:6).
Walking with God is a picture the Bible
often uses to describe the Christian life.
Galatians 5:16 says, Walk in the Spirit, and you
shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
Colossians 2:6 tells us, As you therefore have
received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.
And in Micah 6:8 we read, He has shown you, O
man, what is good; and what does the Lord require
of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to
walk humbly with your God?
Again and again the Bible tells us that
we need to walk with God. Its something we
need to commit ourselves to. An interesting verse
in Amos 3 gives us an important aspect of
walking with God: Can two walk together, unless
they are agreed? (verse 3).
In the original language, the term
together carries the concept of two people moving as
a single unit. To walk with God means moving
together as a single unit. We are united toward the
same goal. We are putting our strength toward the
same end. We are moving together at the same
To walk with God means that we are moving
in harmony with Him. We are staying close to
Him. It is the same concept as abiding. [Greg
Laurie from Harvest Ministries;
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS PASSAGE
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
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