Good Morning y’all. Today we are looking at 1John chapter 3.
I looooooovee this chapter so much 🙂 John starts out by reminding us that we are children of God. Then he moves on to say as children of God we cannot live in sin and lastly he tells us we are expected to walk in love- the kind of love Jesus came to show us.
Holy Spirit we ask you open our eyes to see, our ears to hear and our hearts to percieve the truth in the word today. Without you we can’t understand what we are reading so we ask for your help. In Jesus Name. Amen.
Here we go 🙂
S – scriptures that stood out for me
1 John 3:9-10 MSG : People conceived and brought into life by God don’t make a practice of sin. How could they? God’s seed is deep within them, making them who they are. It’s not in the nature of the God-begotten to practice and parade sin. Here’s how you tell the difference between God’s children and the Devil’s children: The one who won’t practice righteous ways isn’t from God, nor is the one who won’t love brother or sister. A simple test.
1 John 3:19-20 CEVUS06: When we love others, we know we belong to the truth, and we feel at ease in the presence of God. But even if we don’t feel at ease, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything.
1 John 3:23-24 NLTAnd this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us. Those who obey God’s commandments remain in fellowship with him, and he with them. And we know he lives in us because the Spirit he gave us lives in us.
O – Obsevations
O1- God loves us very much that he made us His children. The world doesn’t recognise us because they don’t know or understand who God is.
O2- We know that when Christ returns we are going to be like him and will see him as he is. In the meantime we need to continue living a life of purity
O3- Anyone who sins is breaking Gods law for sin is contrary to Gods law. Jesus came to take away our sins. We fall into sin when we wander away from Jesus but if we are in close fellowship with him,we won’t fall into sin.
O4- Knowing and understanding the nature of God will also keep us away from sin for if we truly know God or understand him, we will realise he is a holy God who doesn’t like disobedience and everything he instructs us to do is for our own good and not for his benefit.
O5- Doing what is right shows we are righteous just as Christ is righteous. When we keep sinning it shows we belong to the devil who has been sinning since the beginning. Remember Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil.
O6- Gods children don’t make a practice of sin because Gods life is in them so they can’t keep sinning. We can’t keep sinning if you have him in us. He is the spirit of truth and always lets us know what we are about to do is wrong. Plus the more of him we know, the more sin becomes less pleasurable to us because we know it doesn’t make him happy. It’s like when you are in a relationship with someone you love deeply, once you know there is something you do that they don’t like, you stop doing it because you love them and you don’t want to hurt them. So it is with us and God. We are in a relationship with him and the more time we spend with him, the more we learn the things that pleases him and makes him happy. When we learn those things we make sure we do them. He has even made it easier by giving us His Holyspirit to help us so we don’t have to struggle on our own. Wow what an awesome God!
O7- A person who hates is like a murderer. V15 says Anyone who doesn’t love is as good as dead. Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know very well that eternal life and murder don’t go together. (1 John 3:15 MSG)
O8- Jesus is our example of love. He gave up his life for us so we too ought to be willing to love others sacrificialy. Our love should not be in words alone but in action. Love is a DOING word. If you see others in need and you can help, but choose to turn away then you are not practicing love and Gods love is definitely not in you. We should always be ready to help others even without expecting anything in return. By showing love the world will come to know the truth about God
O9- God is greater than our feelings and knows everything (Gives me so much hope to know that God is not limited by my feelings 🙂 ).
O10- We can come to God with bold confidence and will receive from him because we obey him and do things that please him
O11- We experience Gods deep and abiding presence in us by the spirit he gave us.
A – Application
Be obedient to God.
Stop practicing sin.
Show love to others even if we think they don’t deserve it .
P – Prayer
Dear Lord we thank you for today. Thank you for making us your children. Give us the grace to be obedient and stop living in sin. Thank you for the victory we already have in you. Help us walk in love today. Thank you for in Jesus Name we have prayed.
Thanks for joining us today. Pray you have been blessed.
Feel free to leave your thoughts 🙂
Have a wonderful Saturday. Remember, we are Gods children.