Counteracting Sin
1 John 3:6
Whoever stays in him sins not: whoever sins has not seen him, neither known him.

Similarly, we carry in our bodies chemical forces which would destroy us were they not neutralised by the presence of animal life. Yet, in spite of these forces, the body may be in perfect health. For the neutralising power is sufficient to preserve us. Just so the presence of Christ in our hearts holds back our inborn tendencies to evil, aggravated as they are by personal sin, and preserves us from all corruption. Thus does He save His people from their sins.

(J. A. Beet, D. D.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.

WEB: Whoever remains in him doesn't sin. Whoever sins hasn't seen him, neither knows him.

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