1 John 2:1-6 “Obedience to Your Savior”
One of the great purposes of John's letter is that this troubled church obey Christ's commandments (cf. 1 John 1:4; 5:13), a great calling for Christians. John reassures them that their regard for Christ's law was further proof that they know Him. They weren't to expect perfect obedience (cf. 1 John 1:6,8,10) but a sincere striving. After all, Christ is a Savior, an Advocate in heaven who is committed to propitiating sin.