Cutting to the chase.
This American expression means “getting to the point without wasting time.” Men of God, like the prophets and apostles have an amazing ability to cut to the chase. Except, sometimes the apostle Paul could loose anyone in the details. Isaiah and John had powerful ways of saying things. Straight forward and to the point, that’s the way the Holy Spirit drives truth to the heart.
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” (1 John 4:7-8 NASB) We either know God or we don’t. Jesus came to reveal the Father, (John 14:9) and define agape love, “as I have loved you.” (John 13:34, 15:12) To not know God is to not know how much you are loved. How sad.
“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.” (1 John 4:15-16)
Apostle John gets right to the point because he has been there and done that. He knows that he is speaking the truth. John came to know and believed how much he was loved. He knew God who lived in him. It all starts when we “confess that Jesus is the Son of God.” We will come to know, as we believe. Amen