"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." - 1 John 1:9
I just wanted to share a quick thought today on forgiveness. I personally think this verse is one of the greatest promises ever given to us! As a child of God, if we are willing to confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness.
When you ask Christ for forgiveness, He will give it. Despite your sins, Christ offers immediate forgiveness. It doesn't matter what you have done or how bad you have been, Jesus Christ offers forgiveness to those who confess their sins to Him in repentance. Do you have unconfessed sin in your life? If so, it is time to take Christ up on His promise!
It is such a blessing to know that when it comes to forgiveness God doesn't play favorites! Since God doesn't play favorites when it comes to forgiveness, neither should you and I. God's Word commands us to forgive ALL that have wronged and hurt us, not just the ones who have asked for forgiveness or who have made things right with us. If you are a child of God, Jesus Christ has completely forgiven you, and you must completely forgive others. Anything less is disobedience to God's Word!
Lord, help us today to forgive others as You have forgiven us!
"God's heart of mercy provides for us not only pardon from sin but also a daily provision of spiritual food to strengthen us." - Jim Cymbala
Prayer For Today:
Heavenly Father, thank you so much for Your faithfulness! Thank you for Your promise of forgiveness if we confess our sins to You. Father, forgive me for any sin or iniquity that is in my heart this day. Help me to forgive others as well, not just the ones who ask for it, but even those who don't. Lord, help me to forgive others as You have forgiven me! In Jesus name, Amen!