Commentary on 1 John 3:22-24 (Read 1 John 3:22-24) When believers had confidence towards God, through the Spirit of adoption, and by faith in the great High Priest, they might ask what they would of their reconciled Father. This epistle, really a sermon, was written for a community that defined itself over and against the world around it. The precept of faith, 1 John 3:23. Read Introduction to 1 John “Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. 1 John 3:19-24. 19 By this we shall know that we are of the truth, and reassure our hearts before him 20 whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. Prayer is to be "according to His will" (1 John 5:14), "in Christ's name" (John 16:23-24), "for God's glory" (James 4:2-3), etc. Behold, what manner of love - Whole volumes might be written upon this and the two following verses, without exhausting the extraordinary subject contained in them, viz., the love of God to man. The necessity of keeping the commandment of Christ, that he may dwell in us and we in him by his Spirit, 1 John 3:23, 1 John 3:24. Verse 24. 1 John 3:24. by Grant Richison | Jun 30, 2001 | 1 John | 0 comments. Those in John’s community were children of light and those outside were children of darkness. Compare the conclusion of the first main division (1 John 2:24-28). The apostle here magnifies the love of God in our adoption, 1 John 3:1, 2. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.” This last verse of the chapter brings us back to the issue of abiding in Christ, of fellowship with the Lord. Verse 1. And the good of obedience, 1 John 3:24. (1 John 3:17-18) "[We] receive from him anything we ask, because we obey his commands and do what pleases him." He thereupon argues for holiness , and against sin, 1 John 3:4-19. He presses brotherly love, 1 John 3:11-18. They would receive it, if good for them. (1 John 3:16) "If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? How to assure our hearts before God, 1 John 3:19-22. Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth." - We are again in doubt as to whether αὐτοῦ and αὐτός refer to God the Father or to Christ. 21 Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God; 22 and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. Pulpit Commentary. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing 1 John 3:24: John : Romans 4:5-13 Romans : Galatians : Galatians 3:19 Galatians 3:27 Ephesians : Colossians : 1 John : Jude 1:15-19 1 John 3:23 : 1 John 4:1 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. The meaning of 1Jn 3:22-23 in regard to prayer and its answer is best explained by Law : " The key to the interpretation of the present passage is given in John 15:17 ' if ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto you .' The former seems better on account of verse 22; but the latter may be right (John 14:15; John 15:5). Commentary on 1 John 3:16-24 View Bible Text . (1 John 3:22)