January 3, 2014, Reading

The First Letter of Saint John   2: 29- 3:6  

2:29 If you know that he is just, then know, too, that all who do what is just are born of him.
3:1 See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we would be called, and would become, the sons of God. Because of this, the world does not know us, for it did not know him.
3:2 Most beloved, we are now the sons of God. But what we shall be then has not yet appeared. We know that when he does appear, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
3:3 And everyone who holds this hope in him, keeps himself holy, just as he also is holy.
3:4 Everyone who commits a sin, also commits iniquity. For sin is iniquity.
3:5 And you know that he appeared in order that he might take away our sins. For in him there is no sin.
3:6 Everyone who abides in him does not sin. For whoever sins has not seen him, and has not known him.



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