As you read the following verses, let the words sink into your heart and soul.
18 We know that God’s children do not make a practice of sinning, for God’s Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them.
The reason we don’t practice sin (as Christians) is because we are influenced by Jesus and not Satan.
19 We know that we are children of God and that the world around us is under the control of the evil one.
As children of God, we live in the world, but we are not ‘of’ it. If a person is not born of God, then they are under the control of the enemy.
20 And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life. (1 John 5:18-20, NLT)
Jesus has given us the faith we need to know God intimately. Jesus is God and outside of Him there is no life.