This Is How We Know Who the Children of God Are

1 John 3

This Is How We Know Who the Children of God AreHow great is the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God. 1 John 3:1

The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Christ. What we will be has not yet been made known. When Christ appears, we shall be like him. We shall see him as he is. We shall be like him. 1 John 3:1-2

Everyone who has this hope in Christ purifies himself as Christ is pure. 1 John 3:3

Everyone who sins, breaks the law; in fact sin is lawlessness. 1 John 3:4

Christ appeared that he might take away our sins. In Christ there is no sin. No one who lives in Christ keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen Christ or knows him. 1 John 3:6

Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as Christ is righteous. He who does what is sinful is of the devil. 1 John 3:7

The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. No one who is born of God will continue to sin. Because God’s seed remains in him, he cannot go on sinning. He is born of God. 1 John 3:8-9

Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God, nor is anyone who does not love his brother in Christ. This is how we know who the children of God are. 1 John 3:10-11

Enter into “the secret place,” and you will find that God was right in the middle of your everyday circumstances all the time. Oswald Chambers