《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1Jh 1:9)
Meditation one: Since Christians are saved by God’s grace and their sins are forgiven, will they not sin anymore? The facts tell us that we believe in the Lord, yet we still live in a vulnerable world. Our past old self, bad habits, and thoughts still affect us, which likely will make us to sin. To this end, we must always pray for being filled with the Holy Spirit, and let the Holy Spirit guide us through a victorious life every day! The way that the unbelievers are forgiven is “belief,” but the way a believer is forgiven is to “confess”. Confess all the sins that we have committed, and ask for His forgiveness. He will purify us from all unrighteousness.
Meditation two: Is it true that no matter how many sins we commit, there is no need to worry because God still loves us? No, it is not true! Our sins are forgiven, not only because of God’s love, but also because of God’s righteousness and faithfulness. God is love, full of grace and kind, but at the mean time He is righteous and faithful, full of authority and glory. God’s faithfulness is a guarantee for God’s promise, and God’s righteousness is a guarantee for God’s redemption. He calls us to return to Christ, and He calls us into His love to live a holy life.
Prayer: Thank God heavenly Father for the great love. You redeemed all our sins through Jesus’ crucifixion, and made me have a new life in Christ. Please have the Holy Spirit shined on me, and make me live out Your holiness, because You say, “without sanctification no one will see the Lord.” (Heb 12:14) I pray in the victorious name of Jesus Christ, Amen!