3:9 Committeth not sin: That is, as long as he keepeth in himself this seed of grace, and this divine generation, by which he is born of God. But then he may fall from this happy state, by the abuse of his free will, as appears from Rom. 11.20-22; 1 Cor. 9.27; and 10.12; Phil. 2.12; Apoc. 3.11.