Reflection on 1 John 3:1-7

Scripture

Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is.

Observation
Our Father loves us and calls us His children. We are already God’s children, but we do not yet know what we will be like when Christ returns.

Christ is pure, and so we should keep ourselves pure. To sin is to break God’s Law. Jesus came to take away our sins, and if we live in Him we will not sin.

Application
Following Jesus means that we learn to live from a place of love.

God’s love is not a sentimental thing that overlooks our sin. God’s love is pure and as we look to Him we find our lives reflecting that.

People who love Jesus do not habitually sin. We allow the Holy Spirit to speak to our conscience and we receive His grace to put our sins to death.

Prayer
Jesus you are pure. Thank you that you are transforming me to be more like you. Amen.

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