verse of the day

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Are you saved? [ 1 John 1 v 7-9 ]

Yesterday we looked at why Jesus came,to save from our sin,and we high lighted that if we come to Christ  He will save us from our sins.No matter what we have done,there is forgiveness,this is illustrated  in the word of  God ,in Isaiah 1 v18 /Come now,and let us reason together,saith the Lord;
though your sins be as scarlet,they shall be as white as snow;though they
be red like crimson,they shall be as wool/.It is Barnes who points out that the term used for scarlet,and crimson, was a fast and fixed colour,in other
words, no matter how much you wore it and washed it,the colour remained.This reminds us that sin cannot be removed by any human effort,we can feel guilty,but that will not remove our sins,whatever effort,religious or other-wise,our sins remain, with us.So we need to look beyond ourselves to Him who alone can effectively deal with sin,no matter how terrible they may be.One of the things about sin, it can make us feel dirty,and one longs to be clean, God has made a way in which we can feel clean.So I am going to leave you with two verses from the ,OT and  NT,/In that day there shall be a fountain opened,to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem,for sin and for all uncleanness [Zachariah13 v1]/Yes this was spoken Israel,but its greater fulfilment is for the world,the whosoever,which leads us to /1John 1 v7] /The blood of Jesus Christ his [Gods] Son cleanseth us from ALL sin/.
                                             A   prayer.
Dear God although our sins our many,and vile,we rejoice that you have provided a person through whom we can be cleansed and forgiven ,even Jesus Amen


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