Today is day 6 of “21 Days of Deep,” in which we are going deep into God’s Word. Today, we look at the difference between sin and habitual sin.
Speaking of which, have you gotten into the habit of reading the passage from a real bible before reading it electronically?
(7) Wisdom is too high for a fool [one who trusts only in himself]; in the assembly at the gate he has nothing to say.
And now, 1 John 28-3:10
28 And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.
29 If you know that he is righteous, you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him.
3 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears,[a] we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3 All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
4 Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. 5 But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin. 6 No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.
7 Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. 8 The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. 9 No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God. 10 This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.
The general rule is this: Is Jesus in you? Then, you will aspire to walk, talk, and act like Jesus. If not, then the Spirit is probably not in you. Each person must decide Who is in charge of his life.
Scripture-Read it. Ask the Spirit to speak to you as you read.
Observe- Did you notice anything particular? Did the Spirit highlight anything?
Apply- How does this passage apply to you? Is your overall desire to please Jesus and to look like Him?
Pray- Ask the Lord to help you understand-even deeper-what it means to have Christ formed in you. Read Romans 8:29 and 2 Corinthians 3:18 as if the Lord is talking straight to you. He IS! Ask Him the what, where, when, why and how concerning this passage.
For an in-depth look at this passage, see the following lesson below.