“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – 1 John 3:10

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Here is the clear difference between God’s children and the Devil’s children:

those who do not do what is right or do not love others are not God’s children.

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– 1 John 3:10 (GNT)

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REFLECTION…

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"The Devil’s children":

this, in the common Semitic way of speaking, means "the devil’s supporters"

– basically, those who willfully do what they know is wrong and immoral;

those who encourage and promote immorality and what is dishonest and unlawful.

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"God’s children" refers here, primarily, to the moral dimension of Christian life.

It is a description of those whose actions show they are on God’s side

i.e. the opposite of "the Devil’s children ".

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The distinguishing criteria are, therefore:

the practice of righteousness, that is, striving for holiness and fighting against sin and wrongdoing,

as well as having a loving, kindly and merciful attitude towards people.

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Although it is very much our choice which side to be on,

it is through God’s grace

that we can distinguish, acknowledge, and choose the Truth.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Abba, Father, I want to be Your child!

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