I have been listening to Paul Washer a lot this spring. And he often preaches from 1 John. I never really spent too much time in 1 John, I have read through it a few times as a part of a larger Bible reading and I have used it to answer fill in the blank questions for various Bible studies...but I have never just hung out in and meditated on 1 John.
What a mistake on my part!
There is such reassurance, such direct instruction. Especially if you question whether or not you are truly His, truly saved. It is a weighty matter to question salvation.
Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did. 1 John 2:6
PS - please, please take the time to go read this post today. It is by far one of the most beautiful, most beneficial blog posts that I have read. Hands down.