Today's Verse: 1 John 3:8 (KJV)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

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He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
— 1 John 3:8 (KJV)

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Two truths — one hard and the other is librating: 1) The person who CONTINUES to live a life caught up in sin has been co-opted and deceived by the devil's influence in their lives. 2) The Son of God came to destroy all that the devil stands for and give us back our true humanity as people made in the image of God and for his purposes in the world. Whose side am I on this war between good and evil?

My Prayer...

Almighty and victorious King of the Ages, you are the only rightful ruler of my heart. I pledge my allegiance to you. Please help me as I seek to lay aside my struggles with sin and empower me to live for you in unwavering loyalty. In the name of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.

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Illustration

Illustration of 1 John 3:8 (KJV) — He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.