Romans 3:23, Colossians 1:13-14 NIV 2011
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
The Apostle Paul was keenly aware the world had a sin problem. His Damascus Road experience drove that home. Acts 9:4, “He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?’” He pressed that message in each of his letters. A relationship with Jesus offered believers the ability to confess their sins and live their lives forgiven. Christ’s death on the cross rescued believers from the darkness of sin filled lives to the live in the light. Believers are delivered from the penalty of sin through faith in Christ.
I read a devotional this morning about removing stains after using spray and wash on my jeans. I just sprayed and forgot about it. That’s exactly what’s available to me daily when I go to the Lord in prayer, confess my sins and repent. Those sins are forgiven and remembered no more. Like Paul, I’ve been set free from the guilt and frustration of my sins. 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
What sins need confessing today?
Set free through faith in Christ,