Verses to review today: 1 John 4:1-16
New Verse: 1 John 4:17
By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. (ESV)
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. (KJV)
Greek: Ἐν τούτῳ τετελείωται ἡ ἀγάπη μεθʼ ἡμῶν, ἵνα παρρησίαν ἔχωμεν ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῆς κρίσεως, ὅτι καθὼς ἐκεῖνός ἐστιν καὶ ἡμεῖς ἐσμεν ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ τούτῳ.
Transliterated Greek: En toutō teteleiōtai hē agapē meth’ hēmōn, hina parrēsian echōmen en tē hēmera tēs kriseōs, hoti kathōs ekeinos estin kai hēmeis esmen en tō kosmō toutō.
Literal Word for Word Translation: By this love has been made perfect with us, in order that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, because just as he is so are we in this world.
Vocab: τετελείωται, teteleiōtai, it has been made perfect; παρρησίαν, parrēsian, confidence; τῇ ἡμέρᾳ, tē hēmera, to/for the day; κρίσεως, kriseōs, judgment.
Commentary: We are not yet glorified as Christ is, but we are already in Him, through faith and the power of the Spirit, as evidenced by our love. That indeed gives us confidence that we now have everything that will be seen in fullness at our own glorification when the world itself will be judged.