797. You’re purified in hope
You’re purified in hope – 1 John 3:1-3, Deuteronomy 7:6-8
1 John 3:1-3
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).
6 For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
7 The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:
8 But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
You’re purified in hope