Tuesday, November 22, 2016


I John 3:9 Those who have been born into God’s family do not sin, because God’s life is in them. So they can’t keep on sinning, because they have been born of God.

One of the surest ways we can know that we are indeed saved from our sins is our ability to not sin. Christ changes our desires for sin. He helps us to recognize that which is sin so that we might not do it. He causes us to feel guilt and shame when we do sin for we know that is wrong in God’s eyes. Our attitude about sin changes as we accept more and more God’s standards as our own. Sin becomes more and more distasteful for us as we grow stronger in faith.

A child of God simply cannot keep on sinning since Christ lives in therm. There is a stark contrast between what we were like and what we are now. We take on the righteousness and holiness of Christ and it gives us the ability to walk away from sin. In Christ, our character overrides our desires to sin. We seek to find ways to not sin through Christ who alone can give us the strength to do it.

If you have not changed at all regarding sin, you are not a child of God. As His child, we are constantly growing more like Him and less like the person we used to be. We find that we want more and more to not sin against God. Our growing love compels us to want to please the Lord and not ourselves. There is no room in the heart of God’s children for sinful activity.

John says we can’t keep on sinning if we are born into God’s family. If you can keep on sinning, then you need to examine your heart before God. Guilt and shame plague the child of God who sins. We are driven to our knees in repentance because the desire of the believer’s heart is to live a holy life. Will we still sin? Yes. Will we be okay with sinning? No. Will we sin less as we live in Christ? Absolutely.

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