1 John 3:6: Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.
“Abide” is one of John’s favorite words. To abide in Christ means to be in fellowship with Him, to allow nothing to come between ourselves and Christ. Sonship (being born of God) brings about our union with Christ; but fellowship makes possible our communion with Christ. It is this communion (abiding) with Christ that keeps us from deliberately disobeying His Word. 1
When we abide in Him and His Word abides in us, we experience His goodness and we see His glory. To abide is to stay put. Grounded. Immoveable. Connected. When we are that close to Him, we are that far from sin. Whatever hinders you from experiencing an abiding relationship with Him, remove that hinderance today. Do it now.
Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God. 3 John 11
To avoid the practice of sin, simply abide with Him. – TWEET IT
Lord, thank You for being my Vine.
1. Wiersbe, W. W. (1996). The Bible exposition commentary. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.