In Him is No Sin: Gospel Today Devotional - 26th April, 2024

Today, we shall continue with our series in the book of 1 John chapter 3. God indeed has been faithful and it is by his grace that we have been able to learn lessons from this chapter with regards to that which he wants for us as believers. Hallelujah! In the previous study, we saw how that we are to separate ourselves from the world's distraction, isn't it? Yes, of course.

In Him is No Sin: Gospel Today Devotional - 26th April, 2024

What was the reason for that? The very fact that Christ would come again and that when he comes, we who are now his sons will see him as he is and we would be like him, right? And that everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself even as he is pure. This is just to remind us of what the previous study was centered on before we go into today's study. Glory to God. How many of you have been blessed by the study thus far? I have and I believe many of you have been blessed too. All glory to God.

When do you know something is an offence or that someone has committed an offence? It is when such a person or that which is done is contrary to what is lawfully accepted, isn't it? When a person breaks the law, such an act is considered an offence that may have serious consequences. Such a person may even be sentenced to death if found guilty. Let's consider the passage of scripture below for better understanding,

"Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. [5] And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. [6] Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him". ( 1 John 3:4-6)

What is sin? In this context, it is simply the transgression of the law. It is any act that is not in line with that which has been stated in the law. Take for instance, if in Nigeria, it is stated in the law or what you have as the country's constitution that no one should steal and someone does that, what do you think that will be termed? The transgression of the law, isn't it? This is what is referred to as sin. The truth is that sin is revealed by the law and where there's no law, there can't be any offence, isn't it? (Romans 5:13).

However, our study is not concerned with the constitution of Nigeria but rather with the laws contained in the word of God, that is, the many instructions that have been passed to us in scripture. Anyone who does anything contrary to this transgresses the law or should I say breaks the law for any action contrary to the law is the transgression of the law. While that has been said, the focus today is not just to point to us what sin is but that which has been done on our behalves by Christ Jesus. The scripture says that he was manifested to take away our sins and in him is no sin. That is our focus for today.

That although sin is the transgression of the law, Jesus came that he may take our sins away and in him is no sin. This by implication may mean that if in him is no sin and we are now in him, we should live by the help he gives through the Holy Spirit a life that is void of sin. And of a truth, whosoever abides in him sins not which by interpretation may mean that such a person does not continue in the act of sin and if convicted by the Spirit when he errs, he makes his ways right again with God. This is the mark that such a one is in him but whoever does otherwise has not seen him neither known him. Are you in him? The Lord cause his word to dwell richly in our hearts. Amen.

Thought for the Day

One of the proofs that you are in Christ is that when you are convicted of sin by the Holy Spirit, you make your ways right with God and not continue to do that which the Spirit convicts you of. Are you truly in him?

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