DECEMBER 5, 2022 Daily Reading – Daniel 5-6 / 1 John 1-2
WHAT GOD HAS SAID:
1 John 1:8-10 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. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
WHAT I HAVE SEEN:
Throughout the Old Testament we read the phase, “His mercy endureth forever.” However, when we get to the New Testament that stops and we never read the words in that way again. Yet, we still see it.
1 John 1:8-10 describe the mercy of God enduring forever. We cannot say as believers we never sin. If we do, verse 8 says we deceive ourselves. Or verse 10 says we call God a liar. Yet, in verse 9 it says that God will be “faithful and just to forgive us our sins” if we confess we have sinned with a true repentant heart. “Faithful,” means He will always do so. “Just,” means He will treat everyone the same. If that is not the mercy of God enduring forever, I do not know what is.
WHAT WILL YOU DO:
How will you treat His enduring mercy?
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