“To Be A Child Of God”
3rd Sunday in Eastertide
1 John 3:1-7
I did once observed during the music camp of the Ellinwood Chamber Orchestra music lesson, one very young violinist was noted by their instructor that she had played some notes wrong. The teacher graciously said that it’s alright and it happen during rehearsal. Yet, If a person played the same note wrong twice then one should mark, in pencil, the sharp or flat required. He said that if one continued to play the same note wrong repeatedly it would come to seem normal and would be very difficult to change at some future time.
Does this not apply to our sins as well? John is saying that it does, for once children of God abide in Christ; once they know and see Christ as their loving forgiving Savior; then they will not want to continue to live in the same old way, without making any changes regarding their sins. With Christ’s love, grace and influence working in them, they will change and be free to do what is God-pleasing and right.