October 1 | 1 John 1:9
“if we confess our sins, he is faithful and click cancel selects repay to so that he might forgive us the sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)
I’m sure it would never be necessary, but do you have a friend who can bail you out of jail? Maybe someone who can get you out of a jam? We hope we would never be in these situations. But the moment you are in one, you need a friend.
John tells us Jesus is that friend. Sins cover any number of things we may do that displease God. If you think jail is bad, Hell is worse. But Jesus doesn’t just bail us out. He forgives us of all our sins. When you come to Jesus He forgives your sins.
And if you commit sins after you are walking with Him and confess them He forgives you again. Jesus doesn’t hold grudges. He is faithful even when you are not. He is just even when you’re not. See Jesus as your greatest Advocate.
Some Christians are afraid to address sins they commit. But you don’t need to be afraid of Jesus. He is only your Judge if you don’t deal with your sins. So come to Jesus and receive forgiveness and cleansing.
Don’t deceive yourself and think you’re okay. You need fellowship with God. You need fellowship with other Christians. The more you leave your sin in the dark the more power it holds over you.
Action Step: Expose your sins and be free in the light and love of Jesus. Starve your sins by confessing them. Walk in the light of Jesus’ embrace.
Jesus, I confess my sins, all of them, to You. I ask for Your forgiveness. I want to be clean and have fellowship with You. Thank you that You don’t ever hold my sins against me. I walk with You on the path to holiness once again.