Last week, John introduced us to the first two tests of genuine faith. The test of obedience and the test of love. This week, John will give us the third and final test, the test of belief. But before he gets there, he aims to encourage believers by reminding them of who they are in Christ. Forgiven, known by the Father, and victors over the evil one. John reminds us that love for the ways of the world is not compatible with love for God. The truth is, right belief in Jesus, while being empowered by the Holy Spirit makes living for God instead of the world not only possible, but our greatest delight!