Throughout this little letter, John gives his readers three tests that can help determine whether they truly know God or are merely giving Him lip-service. The test of obedience, the test of love, and the test of belief are all great guides to help determine where we each stand with the Lord. This week, we’ll jump into the first two tests: the tests of obedience and love. The truth is, many people today claim to know God, but deny Him with their life. While none of us reach sinless perfection on this side of eternity, there should be a growing and evident desire to love God and obey Him as an overflow of that love.