Hope purifies – 1 John 3:1-3
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).