683. We are sons and therefore the seed
We are sons and therefore the seed – 1 John 3:1-9
1 John 3:1-9
3 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed (given to) upon us, (in order that) that we should be called the sons (descendants, children) of God: therefore (on account of this) the world (kosmos: this arrangement) knoweth (ginosko: experiential learning) us not, because it knew him not (expressing full and direct negation).
2 Beloved, now are we
the sons (descendants, children) of God, and it doth not yet appear (to shine forth as to be seen) what we shall be: but we know that, when he (JC) shall appear (to shine forth as to be seen), we shall be like him; for we shall see him (with the eyes and look away from others, to regard) (even as) as he is.
3 And every
man that hath this hope (expectation of future good) in (resting within) him purifieth (to make clean, pure, chaste, clean, not contaminated by anything) himself, even as he (JC) is pure (from every defilement).
4 Whosoever (everyone who) committeth (practiceth) sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
5 And ye know that he was manifested (appear) to (in order that) take away
our sins; and in (remaining within) him is no sin.
6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.
7 Little children, let no man (one) deceive (seduce) you: he that doeth (practiceth) righteousness (a righteous ordinance, a decree of acquittal) is righteous (just, right), even as he is righteous.
8 He that committeth sin is of (out from, origins) 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.
9 Whosoever is born of (out from, origins) God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
We are sons and therefore the seed
Fantastic article, Charlie! Even for someone who’s not a huge sports buff, we can all relate to the excitement and impact of Albert Pujols!