When we sin we need to repent instead of making excuses

Posted: September 28, 2009 in Christian living, encouragement and advice, prayer, sin
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1 John 1:5

5 aThis is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that bGod is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.

6   aIf we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we blie and cdo not practice the truth;

7   but if we awalk in the Light as bHe Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and cthe blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

8   aIf we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the btruth is not in us.

9   aIf we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and bto cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

10aIf we say that we have not sinned, we bmake Him a liar and cHis word is not in us.

The simple messaged I pulled from this passage is when we sin (not “if” we sin) that we are to ask Jesus to forgive our sin. If we refuse to repent of a sin problem, thus continuing to walk in sin, we walk in rebellion which brings reproach on the name of Jesus Christ. We show the world an image of God that is sinful by claiming fellowship with Him while openly living in sin. God cannot sin, and God will never approve of sin because God is holy. Since we are human we are not perfect. Our imperfection does not grant us liberty to sin just because we are not God.

The solution to our sin problem is very simple . When we sin, we must ask Jesus to forgive our sins so that we can walk in fellowship with Him. Jesus is faithful to forgive us if we will go to Him in repentance. By admitting our sins we show our love for God and His Word.

aJohn 1:19; 1 John 3:11

b1 Tim 6:16; James 1:17

aJohn 8:12; 1 John 2:11

bJohn 8:55; 1 John 2:4; 4:20

cJohn 3:21

aIs 2:5

b1 Tim 6:16

cTitus 2:14

aJob 15:14; Prov 20:9; Rom 3:10ff; James 3:2

bJohn 8:44; 1 John 2:4

aPs 32:5; Prov 28:13

bTitus 2:14

aJob 15:14

bJohn 3:33; 1 John 5:10

c1 John 2:14

[1]New American Standard Bible : 1995 update. 1995 (1 Jn 1:5-10). LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.

  1. inspiredword says:

    Yes l agree. Pride makes excuses humility makes adjusments.

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