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A Daily Devotion for Thursday, February 29

1John 1:9


If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.


I feel strongly that scripture (this verse included) remind us that we need to confess our sins and ask God for forgiveness. We know we are forgiven and will be forgiven, but we need to come to terms with our actions and recognize and follow through with repentance. If I step on someone's toe, I automatically say I am sorry. Usually it follows that "it's okay" or "I'm not hurt." And this is for an unintentional hurt! What if I am short-tempered with a family member, or for some reason hurtful? I am all over that with apologies and attempts to make it right. We need to feel the same remorse and follow the same steps when we sin against God. Jesus taught us to pray, "forgive us our trespasses."


Holy Lord, forgive me for all of my sins. I will try harder to recognize my sins and to remember that forgiveness comes from you. Amen


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1 John 1:9


Try as we might, we cannot hide our sins from him. To say them out loud in confession is the best way to acknowledge them. We then hear in our own voice that they are sins and shouldn’t be repeated. What a gift we have been given. We say it often as we pray the Lord’s Prayer. We need to believe it.


Prayer: Gracious God, thank you for the gift of forgiveness. I will always try to be worthy of it. Amen

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Thursday, February 29th, 2024

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


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Feb 29

1John 1:9

Little words can pack a big punch. The first word of this verse is “if.” As we have all learned, our salvation is not by works alone, but Scripture also tells us we must “work out our salvation with fear and trembling” (Phil 2:12) and “faith without works is dead” (James 2:17). God loves us and has saved those who believe, but this is not a passive, one way transaction because we are so good. We have a part to play in our sanctification journey. God wants to hear our confession of sin. Our cleansing and pardon is more complete and effective in prayerful confession to God. Think of the difference between rinsing a greasy pan with water…


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