John, in his epistle, offers “practicing righteousness” as the alternative to “practicing sin.”  God is righteous (i.e. rightly related to us in compassionate mercy, restorative justice, numberless acts of kindness and being Truth).  “His seed” is in those born of Him.  These will turn from the practice of sin and will practice the righteousness of the Father from which they are born.  Father, enable us, your children, to truly practice righteousness. Amen!

“Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.  By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.” 1 John 3:7-10 (NASB)