If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us. (1 John 1:8-10)
“You are the man!” Those words were so difficult for King David to hear from the prophet Nathan as he told of David’s sin with Bathsheba and Uriah in 2 Samuel 12. The identification of the sin was needed to be shown to be able to turn from it and once again obey God. David realized he had sinned against God, and made the choice to stop and turn from the evil.
If someone is sick, a doctor cannot help them until there is a diagnosis. If we ignore the symptoms, the problem will only get worse.
It’s important to be aware of the sin in our lives so that we can turn away from it before it becomes a larger problem. This truly shows the wonderful gift of Jesus as the one who can take care of our sin problem. Prepare your heart to receive the gift of God all over again.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I thank you for the gift of Jesus who is the cure of my sin. I pray that I can stay aware of any sin in my life and look to Jesus for my help. Amen
Faith Tip: Ask the Holy Spirit to make you aware of any sin in your life that needs to be identified and stopped.