Friday, October 26, 2012

Word of the Day... October 26, 2012

Anyone who continues to live in him will not sin. But anyone who keeps on sinning does not know him or understand who he is. 1 John 3:6

When I first look at this verse it is disturbing to me because I know as a human that I am going to sin. Does this verse mean that I have to live a “perfect life” to really know God?  No the word for “sin” is in what is called in the Greek the “linear present”  What John is saying here is, you can’t just continue to sin, as a pattern of life, and think you are a Christian.  It is not that we don’t sin at all, because we do.  It is just that the pattern of lives is to grow away from the old sinful habits; and though we will still make mistakes and may fall on occasion, our lives have changed.  That when we look at our lives now there is an observable pattern of repentance.
I hope that all of you have a wonderful weekend and remember to keep Jesus as the center of everything!!!  God bless you!!! :):) 


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