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Updated: Jun 2, 2021

1ST JOHN 3:7-8

7Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. 8The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, t because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.

3: 8-9 We all have areas where temptation is strong and habits are hard to conquer. These weaknesses give the devil a foothold, so we must deal with our areas of vulnerability. If we are struggling with a particular sin, however, these verses are not directed at us, even if for the present we seem to keep on sinning. John is not talking about people whose victories are still incomplete; he is talking about people who make a practice of sinning and look for ways to justify it. Three steps are necessary to find victory over prevailing sin: (1) Seek the power of the Holy Spirit and God’s Word; (2) stay away from tempting situations; and (3) seek the help of the body of Christ, being open to their willingness to hold you accountable and to pray for you. Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible

ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS seeking his help in overcoming our sins.

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