Bible: 1 John 3:1-12
3:1 (See what sort of love the Father has given to us: that 1 we should be called God’s children – and indeed 2 we are! 3 For this reason 4 the world does not know us: because it did not know him. 5 3:2 Dear friends, we are God’s children now, and what we will be 6 has not yet been revealed. We 7 know that 8 whenever 9 it 10 is revealed 11 we will be like him, because 12 we will see him just as he is. 13 3:3 And everyone who has this hope focused 14 on him purifies 15 himself, just as Jesus 16 is pure). 17
3:4 Everyone who practices sin 18 also practices lawlessness; 19 indeed, 20 sin is lawlessness. 3:5 And you know that Jesus 21 was revealed to take away 22 sins, and in him there is no sin. 3:6 Everyone who resides 23 in him does not sin; 24 everyone who sins has neither seen him nor known him. 3:7 Little children, let no one deceive you: The one who practices righteousness 25 is righteous, just as Jesus 26 is righteous. 3:8 The one who practices sin is of the devil, 27 because the devil has been sinning 28 from the beginning. For this purpose 29 the Son of God was revealed: to destroy 30 the works of the devil. 3:9 Everyone who has been fathered 31 by God does not practice sin, 32 because 33 God’s 34 seed 35 resides in him, and thus 36 he is not able to sin, because he has been fathered by God. 3:10 By this 37 the children of God and the children of the devil are revealed: Everyone who does not practice righteousness – the one who does not love his fellow Christian 38 – is not of God.
God Is Love, So We Must Love One Another
3:11 For 39 this is the gospel 40 message 41 that you have heard from the beginning: that we should love one another, 42 3:12 not like Cain 43 who was of the evil one and brutally 44 murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his deeds were evil, but his brother’s were righteous.