Luke 24: 36b-48
verse 47: and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
I have met people who believe they no longer need to ask God for forgiveness because they have already been forgiven. This position just would not work for me. There are times I feel 100% right in my response to a situation, but later realize I was wrong or unkind. God often points this out to me. The first step in acknowledging sin is realizing I have sinned. Recognizing my sins brings me closer to God, and strengthens my relationship with Him. This is all part of repenting for me.
Father, I know I am a sinner and I have your forgiveness. But I still need to repent and make things right whenever it is possible. Thank you for forgiving me. Amen
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