I write this, dear children, to guide you out of sin. But if anyone does sin, we have a Priest-Friend in the presence of the Father: Jesus Christ, righteous Jesus. When he served as a sacrifice for our sins, he solved the sin problem for good—not only ours, but the whole world’s. – 1 John 2:1The Message
Our roof has a leak which can be really maddening whenever it rains. My husband and friend have tried to fix it a couple of times, but it still finds a way to drip. So we will have to pay the big price for replacing the roof on that side of the house. That will take care of the ongoing problem.
The sin in our life is also continual as we try to fix wrong choices made. The patch jobs we apply just don’t work to fix the problem. It still is leaking from us. It took a big price to fix the sin problem in our lives. Jesus was the only way it could be done. The cost of his suffering and death brought a return of redemption that is priceless.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for paying the price for my sin. It’s a price I can never repay, so I will give of myself to you and carry the cross in this life with you. Amen
Faith Tip: God has set you free from your imprisonment … walk in freedom today and share the hope you have with others.
As this year comes to a close, I think about where I was a year ago and where I am now. There is something about knowing the beginning and the ending of something. It’s in our “need to know” file in our minds where we try to understand something.
We recognize that sometimes it’s not possible to understand everything. God is one of those things we cannot fully comprehend for he is so awesome. But realizing that God is the beginning and the end of all things is enough for us to know and trust. God will always be with us, never failing, but always loving.
Prayer: Thank you, God, for being with us forever, and I never need to worry that you will go away. I pray that today I can trust you with everything in my life. Amen
Faith Tip: Consider where you were at the beginning of your faith-walk with God and where you are today. Then consider the possibilities of that journey for the coming year.