If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 HCSB
It is almost time for Vacation Bible School. A pastor with whom I worked in the past would always share the Gospel message with the children by using an old grease-stained T-shirt to illustrate how dirty we are as a result of our sins. He would then use a new clean white T-shirt to illustrate how God cleanses us and makes us clean when we accept Jesus as our personal Savior.
This verse is one that I have memorized. It is comforting to know that God is faithful to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. All of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). We are all “dirty” with sin in our lives. There is only one perfect person who has lived on this planet and it is Jesus Christ, the Son of God. He lived a perfect life and then gave His life as a ransom for many so our sins could be forgiven. He has already paid the price for our sins. It is because of Him that God will forgive our sins. The only thing we have to do is accept Him as our personal Savior and confess our sins (admit that we have sinned against God). Just because we accept Christ as our Lord does not mean we stop sinning, so we must continually confess our sins. Confession does not save us; but rather our faith in Christ saves us. Confession is something we should do as a way of admitting we have strayed away from God and need His mercy and
Challenge: Confess your sins to God and ask for forgiveness. Thank Him for His faithfulness to forgive you and cleanse you from all unrighteousness.