2012-07-15 - The Righteous Walk
The Epistles of John ~ Part 48 ~ 1 John 3
"This verse makes the transition from concern about false teachers to concern for the children of God. It joins the admonition developed in the previous paragraph ("remain in him") to the confidence and unashamedness that should be the possession of the children of God when Christ appears." 1
There can only be true righteousness in those who are in relationship with Christ. There is both positional and practical righteousness. But as we've seen, it is a struggle, and it is only through Christ, and in dependency on the Holy Spirit, that we can live out the reality of Christ's righteousness in us.
"Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48).
To be continued.