1 John is back on my plate. We are doing an overview in our study tomorrow morning. I have noted elsewhere that John uses the word μένω, abide, 11 times in John 15:1 – 16. It is one of the central points of His last time with the 12 before His arrest.
Μένω in 1 John
John uses repetition quite a bit to make his points. So I was interested to see if he used μένω in 1 John. He does, 22 times.
When we see repetition that dense, especially in the work of the same author, it raises, or should raise the question, “Why is that so important?”
Read through 1 John, μένω is translated in most of your Bibles as abide, or remain. Why do you think John repeated this term so often?