3 John 1:11

Dear friend, do not imitate what is bad but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does what is bad has not seen God.

Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.

Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.

Dear friend, don’t let this bad example influence you. Follow only what is good. Remember that those who do good prove that they are God’s children, and those who do evil prove that they do not know God.

Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.


Temptation comes daily and seeks to entice us into imitating the evil that takes place in this world. Our call is to stand firm in our faith and do good, and our Lord God has equipped us to do so by the power of His grace, the power of His Holy Spirit, and the complete sufficiency of Christ Jesus. Each of us is challenged daily on a very personal level: is Jesus enough? He is the bread of life! He is more than enough! 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV) says, "But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.'”