Righteousness and Love: Natural for a Believer

1 John 3

June 10, 2018 • Darin Travis

Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness. Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil. No one born of God makes a practice of sinning. Is John saying that everyone is a child of the devil? Most of us admit to exemplifying his characteristics at times.The heart of this passage is not to have us stewing over who is a child of the devil and who is a child of God. John’s point is those who are born of God will not make a practice of sinning. Their new nature is one of righteousness and love. "Righteousness and Love: Natural for a Believer" Darin Travis

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