The true Christian “escapes the corruption in the world caused by evil desires” (1:4). Counterfeit Christian, “promise . . . freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity, for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him” (2:19). The true believer is escaping corruption, while the counterfeit believer is mastered by it.
5. The covenant is between the Father and the Son, I am the beneficiary
Honoring God’s Word in our lives, exalting God’s Son with our lips, and giving the Holy Spirit a place to work by the love we show God and one another allow distinct and marvelous blessings to pour forth.