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July 16

Peace From Forgiveness

If we say that 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 to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
- 1 John 1:8-9 (NKJV)


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In a world full of significant wrongdoings, it can be easy to overlook the ‘minor trespasses’ we commit. Whether it's a casual remark to a colleague, a bending of the truth, or a disregard for someone else's feelings, these actions hold weight. Sin is sin, and all sins require forgiveness.

Forgiveness is important in our relationship with God and one another.

The truth is, through the sacrifice of Jesus, forgiveness has been obtained for all our sins. However, it is important for us to acknowledge this truth in our hearts and minds as we strive to live in a way that pleases and glorifies God.

We ought to be mindful of our thoughts, words and deeds, not dwelling on our sins, but rather surrendering to the Lord's guidance and instruction as we navigate through life. God isn’t demanding perfection from us, but a consistent commitment to growing in our faith and faithfulness in Christ is essential.

Beloved, how do you deal with sin and guilt? Trying to hide them from God will bring the heavy burden of condemnation, but opening up to Him and receiving His forgiveness will bring you peace. 

Additional Scripture Reference(s):
Romans 4:7-8
Prayer & Confession of Faith: Thank you, Father, for being faithful and just to forgive me my sins and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. Thank you for your love. Amen!
One Year Bible Reading
Luke 8
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