[CF Devotionals] 2012-07-15 - The Righteous Walk

The Epistles of John ~ Part 48 ~ 1 John 3

1 John 2:28-29

Baker notes:

"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).

  1. Baker, Glen W., The Expositor's Bible Commentary,"1 John," Zondervan Publishing, Grand Rapids, MI, 1990.

To be continued.

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