July 12, 2018

1 John 2:28-29

Every great personality mentioned in the Bible sinned at one time or another. Abraham lied about his wife. Moses lost his temper and disobeyed God. David committed adultery and murder. Peter denied the Lord three times. But sin was not the settled practice of these men. It was an incident in their lives, totally contrary to their normal habits. And when they sinned, they admitted it and asked God to forgive them.

A believer who has been “born of God” through faith in Christ knows God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. And because he knows God, he lives a life earnestly seeking to be like Christ. Members of God’s family are marked by holy living.