Little children, let no man deceive you; he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous…He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:7-8
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth. And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. 1 John 3:18-21
According to Jeremiah 17:9, “The heart of a man is desperately wicked”, and asks and answers the question, “Who can know the heart, BUT GOD’! Nevertheless, The Word goes on to say that a man’s behavior is a measure of one’s spiritual status. If a man’s ways consistently defy the righteousness of The Holy Redeemer, one may safely presume that they have not yet FULLY ascribed to a personal Covenant-relationship with The True and Living God!
And every man that hath this hope in Him purifieth himself, even as He is pure. 1 John 3:3
Nah, don’t get it twisted! Obviously The Apostle is NOT saying that believer’s are no longer capable of sin! However, by The Grace of God, when we fall short of God’s Standards of Kingdom Protocol (as we all do) a genuine Christian does not continue to sin with no remorse! But will repent quickly, asks and receives God’s forgiveness, assuring that there’s no residual condemnation lingering in his heart that would prevent him from dwelling in The Presence of The Almighty Creator and Sustainer of Life! Remember, God’s LOVE IS ETERAL AND HIS MERCY lasts longer than our Accuser’s threats!
TRUTHBTOLD, as Christians, the love that we SHOW for GOD and for one another (which is not necessarily what we might SAY), is a clear indication that we belong to Truth! In other words, our outward action reflects the inward reality and status of our personal relationship with God! #Don’tshoutmedownnah!
#WOW! With THAT being said, our daily prayer should include, “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. ” Psalm 51:10
TRUST2KNO, IT’S ALL A MATTER OF A TRUTHFUL HEART!
Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!