1 John 1:8-10 ESV 2009
If we say 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 cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
John, Jesus’ disciple, wrote three letters to the first believers in Asia Minor. A fisherman by trade and possibly Jesus’ cousin, he wrote with authority having walked with Jesus. False teachers of the day refuted Jesus as being fully human and fully divine. Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Gnostics teachers denied immoral actions as sinful and deceived others. Hebrews 10:23, “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” Sinners are justified through God’s amazing Grace.
Finishing this months Scripture memorization, I looked at verse ten for the rest of John’s message. He drove home his point: sin is the reason we needed a Savior. The truth is we are all sinners in need of a Savior. Many today will choose to lie rather than tell the truth. Navigating the work place or the neighborhood, it seems to be easier to be untruthful rather than speak the truth. My tendency toward sin has changed over the years because of God’s Grace.
How do we daily experience God’s amazing Grace?
Cleansed by Jesus,