God’s word for me today is in 1 John 1:9-10 which say:
“9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.”
John is telling us that if we confess our sins, Jesus will forgive us from our sins and purify us from our unrighteousness. And we know that Jesus ultimately forgave us of our sins and purified us from all unrighteousness through His death on the cross! But in order to accept Jesus as our savior and be forgiven, we need to confess our sins and admit that we are sinners in need of a savior. Sometimes that can be hard on your pride; you don’t want to admit that you are a sinner, but if you claim that you haven’t sinned then you are falsely accusing God of lying which we know He cannot do.
But when you realize that you are a sinner in need of a savior you will be unspeakably thankful and joyful that Jesus loved us and died for our sins on a cross! And when you confess your sins and trust in Jesus then God’s word is in you, and you will want to share that good news!
John also tells us that Jesus is faithful and just; Jesus will never deny to forgive a sinner who repents and asks for His forgiveness! And because He is just and has given us His righteousness we will not endure the punishment that Jesus when through. Thank the Lord that we are saved!
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland