Imagining a Better Way. If we cannot imagine that we can have victory over sin, that is a good indication that we are not living as the children of God, but rather as children of the devil, who “has been sinning from the beginning” (1 John 3:8). But if we believe we are born of God we can imagine a life that is not dominated by the constant cycle of sin because our lives are modeled after Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit. The proof of our imagination is ultimately found in the results: “The children of God and the children of the devil are revealed in this way: all who do not do what is right are not from God, nor are those who do not love their brothers and sisters” (v. 10).
- 1 John 3:1-7