Day 12 Theme: Forgiveness

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness - 1 John 1:9

Aren't you thankful for the "all"s and "every"s of the Bible? Because there are so many times that we would be sure to look for a loophole or an exception if God's Word was not so clearly making a universal statement or affirmation.

For instance, there are sins which we commit that have consequences the rest of our lives. We are faced daily with reminders of these sins in the past and struggle still with the consequences of many of them. For this reason, we might be tempted to think that such terrible sins cannot be forgiven. How could God forgive me for that? Can God forgive me for that?

Yet, God's Word gives us this blessed assurance: if we confess our sins, no matter what the sin is, God is faithful to forgive and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness! No sin is excepted. No mistake is too big and no transgression is too heinous for God to cleanse it with the blood of Jesus Christ.

So this leaves us with one important question: have we confessed our sins to God? If not, go to Him today, the Faithful and the Just, with your confession. He will forgive, He will cleanse, every time. 

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