1 John 2:29 - Evidence of New Birth

The Upward Look
© Copyright 2006, Max D. Hutto,

“If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices righteousness is born of Him.”
1 John 2:29 NASB

God’s character and deeds are right, pure, and holy. His children are those who habitually practice doing what is right in God’s sight. It does not mean that a believer does no wrong and never sins, but that he does not continue to sin when he realizes his wrong doing. The guiding principle for how a believer lives his life is the sincere desire to do what God considers as right. A righteous life is evidence of a spiritual new birth.

Lord Jesus, the desire of my heart is to do what is right. Help me to live this day in a way that pleases You.

  


August 18, 2006


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