How truly blessed we are to be called His children. We are not of this world although we do live in it. Unbelievers dont really understand us as they do not know the Lord and He is very much a part of us.
We are still being shaped and molded to be like Him.
However we cant fully understand and know Him either until we see Him face to face
We are becoming pure because He is pure.
We must try to live a righteous life.
God is totally pure. There is no sin in Him. God sent his son Jesus down to Heaven to die on the cross for us. Jesus took the sins of the world on Himself even though He is totally sinless.
We are forgiven because of Him.
We must be aware of false teaching to do this we must read and know the Word well
Bad thoughts and actions come from the Devil. We must on our guard. Because of the work done on the cross sin can be conquered. The devil wont have a leg to stand on if we put all our faith in Him and lead where He guides us
There is a difference between believers and unbelievers. We are called to live a righteous life and love others. The unbelievers tend to be more not for themselves.
We must love each other as God first loved us. We must also love our enemies. I often pray for those who are done me wrong.
Verse 15 is an interesting one
“you know that no murderer has eternal life”
what happens if a person who has murdered comes to know the Lord while serving his/her time does that mean he or she is forgiven and receives eternal life or not
Jesus truly loved us as even though He was innocent He gave His life for us. Thank you Jesus. If we truly love Him we must be willing to die for other believers.
17 and 18
If we are well off we must give to others who are less fortunate than ourselves
Its not enough to just say we care we must prove it. We must be like the good Samartian and give.
I think this can sometimes be given in time and serving as well as $$
When we pray we must believe that whatever we ask for He will give it to us according to His will
We will get extra blessings if we keep His commandments and live the way He wants us to.
One of the greatest commandments is to love Jesus. I learnt the other day that when something is written in the bible more than once – when it is repeated – it is important. It therefore is important that we love others. This reminds me we cant be lone Christians we need others to help, love and support us and we in turn must do that too.
When we follow where He leads us then we have true communion with Him.
He has given us the Holy Spirit to help us do what is right.