WORD FOR TODAY: God Forgives

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

1 John 1:7-10

God will always forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness, when we come and confess our sins. No matter what we do or say, He is quick to forgive us. It is His very nature to be forgiving. He can’t not forgive. No one is exempt from needing God’s forgiveness, for we all have sinned. God forgives us and sets us free from sin the moment we become Christians, but there are times we may fall short and stumble along the way. No matter how spiritual we are, we may still slip up in thought and action. In those moments, we need to come to God for forgiveness, and He will ‘continuously’ cleanse us.

We may think of this verse in relation to new Christians, but it is for all of us. Even those who have walked with God for 50-60 years or more may need to come back to this verse every now and then. New Christians and older Christians alike can take encouragement from this, and know that if we do slip up, God is there with open arms, ready to forgive and cleanse us.

If we sin, stumble and fall,

We can find forgiveness from the Lord


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