Common Types

Day 31 of 35 – Soul Detox

1 John 3:1-24

Devotional

There are three common types of toxic relationships: negative, controlling, and the tempters. Chances are you have experienced all three of these toxic relationships in your life. Chances are that you have been toxic to someone else in one of these three ways. Do as God’s Word says and don’t let yourself be deceived and led astray by toxic relationships. More importantly, don’t be toxic to others because you will lead them astray.
What types of toxic relationships do you currently have more of in your life?

via Soul Detox | YouVersion.com.

The truth hurts!

For sure on the negative here; confessing there are some negative toxic relationships in my world; have to give the controlling and the tempters some thought. And oh my goodness! I don’t want to be ANY of these to any one else! I am grateful for this Soul Detox session!

And now to the TEXT. 

I have asked myself and now I have to ask you. Seriously! What will you do with these verses?

3 And everyone who has this hope in him continues purifying himself, since God is pure.
4 Everyone who keeps sinning is violating Torah — indeed, sin is violation of Torah.
5 You know that he appeared in order to take away sins, and that there is no sin in him.
6 So no one who remains united with him continues sinning; everyone who does continue sinning has neither seen him nor known him.

via 1 John 3:1-24 CJB;NIV – See what love the Father has lavished – Bible Gateway.

And this one. How do we reconcile what we see in people and what we read here? And the  politically correct phrase thrown around: ‘don’t judge me’ – how can we not see what is clearly before us? And how is that we are accused of judging when ABBA has clearly given the judgment right here in these passages?

10 Here is how one can distinguish clearly between God’s children and those of the Adversary: everyone who does not continue doing what is right is not from God. Likewise, anyone who fails to keep loving his brother is not from God.

via 1 John 3:1-24 CJB;NIV – See what love the Father has lavished – Bible Gateway.

This is strong and sobering! If it does not make a difference in us, we have surely disbelieved it.

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