1 John 5:17: All unrighteousness is sin, and there is sin not leading to death.
Believers who are alive today have all sinned but we haven’t sinned a sin unto death. We did something that was wrong, it was unrighteousness, but God didn’t take us home. If He were taking home every believer who sinned, I would have been taken home a long time ago. 1
We can only approach Jesus with personal humility and brokenness. We have failed Him with our sins. But by His grace He welcomes our repentance. He establishes us again in His love and truth. He wants us to be empowered by His Spirit to do His will. What impresses Jesus? A contrite heart. What kind of heart do you have towards Jesus today?
“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool. Isaiah 1:18
The most liberating work on earth was His forgiveness for all our sins. – TWEET IT
Make Me Like You
Lord, I am so thankful for Your continual forgiveness upon my soul.
1. Walvoord, J. F., & Zuck, R. B., Dallas Theological Seminary. (1985). The Bible Knowledge Commentary: