1 John 3:20 says, “…whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart”? What does John mean by this? That is the question Wes McAdams and Travis Pauley discuss in today’s Bible study.
This discussion was prompted by a listener named Jacob. Jacob asked, “One passage that really is giving me fits in trying to understand and unpack the author’s intent is 1 John 3:19-20. In particular, I am wondering what kind of condemnation of the heart John is referring to. These verses do give me confidence that I am not God, so when I label myself one thing, God probably does not see me the way I am seeing myself – and His thoughts are what matters!. I was wondering if you could help me put these verses in context and shed some light on this passage and what these verses mean for followers of Jesus?”
Wes and Travis discuss different interpretations of the phrase, “when our heart condemns us.” What does this phrase mean in context? What does it mean in practical application? How does this phrase relate to our confidence? Can we ever be confident that we are saved?
We hope and pray this Bible study is an encouragement to you.
Bible Passages Discussed:
- Ephesians 2:1-10
- Romans 8:1
- 1 John 3:9-24