“If we claim to be without sin,
we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
But if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and
will forgive us our sins an purify us from all unrighteousness.”
1John 1:8-9 (NIV)
Did you ever watch a movie or a television show where a rough character tempts one of the good guys? The likeable character listens until the shady one finishes his spiel. The last words of the proposal are, “No one will ever know.” The hero of the show responds, “But, I’ll know.”
Whenever I here this dialogue, I say aloud, “And God will know.” My reasoning for my added thought is based on Scripture.
In Psalm 139, David writes, “you perceive my thoughts from afar. . . Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely.” (:2b, 4)
Let’s face it, each of us is a sinner saved by grace. All of us, except Christ, were sinners until we asked Jesus into our hearts; then we became saved through nothing we did but by the love of Jesus Christ.
In this a new year, people make resolutions in an effort to become better than they were in the past.
The apostle John writes that if we claim to be sinless, we actually lie to ourselves. John continues by telling us if we admit our wrong-doing God forgives us and blots away the impurities and wrongdoings from our hearts.
Dear Father God;
We thank you for being available to hear us when we confess our wrongdoings to You. We thank You for that privilege given to us. We give You all the praise. In the Name of Jesus, I pray. AMEN