We have considered five signs of being born again as listed in the First Epistle of John. Today we will discuss “Keeping Oneself Pure” as the sixth sign.
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Keeping Oneself Pure
Sixth, John wrote: “He that is begotten of God keepeth himself’ (I John 5:18).
A man who is born again is careful of his own soul. He tries not only to avoid sin but also to avoid everything which may lead to it. He is careful about the company he keeps. He knows that evil communications corrupt the heart and that evil is more catching than good, just as disease is more infectious than health. He is careful about the use of his time; his chief desire is to spend it profitably.
He desires to live like a soldier in an enemy country—to wear his armor continually and to be prepared for temptation. He is diligent to be watchful, humble, prayerful man.
If you are born again, the difference must be since. You are not born again by saying Hallelujah or God bless you. Christianity is a relationship and must be lived intimately with Jesus.
What will the Jesus say about you, are you truly born again?
Jesus speaking to Nichodimus said “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again“
Meditation (2 Timothy 2:21)
21 If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.