February 15, 2023
Daily Reading – Leviticus 4-6 / Matthew 26:57-75
Leviticus 5:5 And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he hath sinned in that thing:
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
I have said for years, Christians ought to “Keep A Short Sin List.” By that I mean, confess your sin when you realize you have committed it and do not let a long list pile up. Someone once asked me, “what if I do not remember all my sins, will God still forgive me?” I asked if they were serious about asking for forgiveness? They said they were. I said, “well, even though you may have forgotten, God has not. If you are serious about asking for forgiveness, ask God to remind you of them so you can know what you are asking forgiveness for.” Not sure they liked my answer. I do believe that when we come to the Lord for salvation, He forgives all our sin. Our relationship with God changes at that very moment. He adopts us into His family and washes away our sin debt. However, our fellowship with God, our Holiness in daily living, still requires cleansing just as it did back then.
In today’s chapters in Leviticus 4-6 we see that men was to make things right with men, and make things right with God. Just because man may say it is all ok, we must remember, every sin is a sin against God. 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Our sacrifice was paid at Calvary. We no longer need to make another sacrifice. However, just as they did in the Old Testament; “he shall confess that he hath sinned in that thing:” Confess!
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
Holiness in living, a life dedicated to the Lord, and separated from worldliness, takes cleansing daily. Just as Jesus washed the days dust off the disciples’ feet, we too need this world’s sin daily washed from our life. It begins when we confess, we need cleansing.
Been cleansed lately?
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
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