• JAMES SELPH

WHO IS BORN OF GOD???

1ST JOHN 3:9-10

9No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God. 10This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.

3: 9 “ No one who is born of God will continue to sin” means that true believers do not carelessly or purposely continue to sin, nor do they become indifferent to God’s moral law. All believers still sin, but they are working consciously to gain victory over sin. That “God’s seed remains in them” means that true believers do not make a practice of sinning, because God’s new life has been born into them. Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible

3: 9 We are “born of God” when the Holy Spirit lives in us and gives us Jesus’ new life. Being born again is more than just having a fresh start; we experience rebirth and receive a new family name based on Christ’s death for us. When this happens, God forgives us and totally accepts us, and the Holy Spirit gives us new minds and hearts, lives in us, and begins helping us become like Christ. Our perspective changes, too, because the Holy Spirit renews our minds day by day (see Romans 12: 2; Ephesians 4: 22-24). Because of this, we will begin to think and act differently. (For more on being born again, see John 3: 1-21.) Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible

ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS knowing that it is God’s children that have been “born of God.”


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