Now and Then - 1 John 2:28-3:3
Now and Then is more than a new television show, a movie, or a media presentation at a high school reunion that compares how we look now to how we used to look way back then.
John tells us that we need to be people of now and people of then. But he’s not talking about the past and present. He’s talking about the present and the future. Now, and then. He tells us that we are at our best when we act and think in light of both the here & now and the not yet & then.
Our world is big on the hedonistic “You only live once, so get everything you can now, while you can.” Yes, one could do that, but it would be sad. There is so much more to live for when we live in light of now…and then. We’ll see how to do that in today’s message in 1 John.