“And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother” (1 John 3:5-10).
Today’s Morsel: I’m afraid that too many so-called born-again believers and Christians do not understand the penalty for sin. Paul wrote to the church at Rome (Romans chapter 6) that we should not continue in sin nor should it have dominion over us because the end is death. Somewhere, we must get control over sin and not allow it to control us. Sin is, quite simply, just doing wrong. Plain and simple. John tells us how we can discern the children of God and the children of the devil. He wrote, “In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.” Even Jesus told the religious leaders that they were of their father the devil (John 8:44). So I guess we each must ask ourselves, who is our Daddy?
Sing: Since the Savior found me, took away my sin. I have known the joy of having peace within. Gone are all the pain and sorry of the past, they are underneath the precious blood of Christ at last.
Saved, saved, saved, I'm happy on my way. Saved, saved, saved, I love Him more each day. Saved, saved, saved, I know He’s mine each hour; for He saves, and He keeps, and He satisfies me by His power.
Thought For Today: Who’s your Daddy?