Daily Bible Study with Purpose

Daily Bible Study with Purpose

1 John 3:10  “So now we can tell who are children of God and who are children of the devil. Anyone who does not live righteously and does not love other believers does not belong to God.”



When a baby is born, we start looking to see whose likeness the baby has. He has his mother’s eyes, his daddy’s ears. She’s petite like her sister; she will play the piano like her auntie with those long fingers. We look for defining features to determine the likelihood and the destination without realizing it. 
How do you define yourself? Do you begin with what you do or where you work? Do you describe your physical appearance- thin as a rail but more muscular than an ox, shorter than lunch but can serve up a mean punch!
Do you linger more on your facial features? Your beautiful eyes, nose, lips, all of which are distinctly Godly fashioned for you and you alone!

Man judges the outward appearance, but God looks at the inside. (1 Samuel 16:7) What are your characteristics? Do they mirror God’s image? Do others see you as kind, loving, giving, caring, thoughtful, and compassionate? How do you see yourself?

1 John 3:1-4 “See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him. 2 Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is. 3 And all who have this eager expectation will keep themselves pure, just as he is pure.
4 Everyone who sins is breaking God’s law, for all sin is contrary to the law of God.”


~Diana L.W. Coleman


This devotional was written by Diana L.W. Coleman a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose® Edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 


© Torrie Slaughter, LLC, Torrie Slaughter Photography, and Our Given Purpose ®, 2020.



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