1 John 3:7-12, intro-Where’s your compass pointing? Nurture His nature.

1 John 3:7-12 (Focus on v9)

Compasses are curiously simply yet genius devices. When held upright and steady, they point to the magnetic north pole, and with that and a little knowledge, one can reliably find their way. But compasses are also easily upset. When un-level, or when vibrated or when around other magnetic sources they can point wrongly or swing wildly. To resolve this, one must hold it level and still and free of interference by magnets, and that needle will reliably, eventually point back north and one can find their way.

The key verse in this passage: v9

The key to unlocking the understanding of this passage is found in verse 9. “No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” It is key because it tells us where and in Whom true righteousness and spiritual power resides: In God. And in this case, in God the Holy Spirit indwelling the believer. John speaks of the seed abiding, and being born of God.

Let’s look at those: John 1:13, 2 Peter 1:4, Titus 3:3-6