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1ST JOHN 3:2-3

2Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

3: 2-3 Believing in Christ begins the process of becoming more and more like him (see Romans 8: 29). This process continues until we see Christ face-to-face (1 Corinthians 13: 12; Philippians 3: 21). We don’t know exactly how we’ll be like him, but we do know that we will have eternal, resurrected bodies. We will be free from sin and pain, and we will have much more understanding than we do now on earth. Knowing our ultimate destiny motivates us to keep morally pure and free from the corruption of sin. It also gives us hope as we struggle with sin because we know that one day we will be totally sinless like Jesus. God purifies us, but we must also take steps to remain pure (see 1 Timothy 5: 22; James 4: 8; 1 Peter 1: 22). Every time we resist a temptation or turn from sin, we become more like Jesus. Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible

ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS working to purify ourselves daily, just as CHRIST is pure.

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