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Proverbs 27:17

Proverbs 27:17

Saturday, August 31, 2019

1 John 1:8-9 – If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves

1 John 1:8-9 – If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves

Posted: 30 Aug 2019 09:15 PM PDT

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:8-9 (NIV)

Today’s commentary by Dave Whitehead, Author of Making Sense of the Bible

The gospel gives us an interesting paradox: to be free from sin we must recognize its grip on our lives. In other words, sin is a reminder that we need a Savior! No matter how long one has walked with Christ, we are in constant need of forgiveness. Yet this confession of sin creates another force — righteousness. As we look to Christ, his righteousness truly cleanses us. To live IN Christ is the wisdom of God to keep us in relationship and to guard us from pride.

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