Devotion 2016-06-10

Shalom I wish you a blessed day. In everything you do, you will be victorious!

 1. John 1: 8

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Confess your sin!

“If we say” sounds here. John knows that the human heart to the message of “sin” and “cleaning” defends. This was particularly evident in the Gnostic circles, but may become visible in the communities themselves.

The apostolic word of the “sin” is truly challenging and meets the people in his inner pride. At the same time the man is by nature blind to himself and his true condition, so he defends himself against just this center of the message. John has apparently learned that this defense is up to the Declaration boosts: “sin, we have not.” It had already been at Corinth: marrying the stepmother, the dispute with the brother before pagan judges, going to the temple prostitute – for the “pneumatics”, the mental support, this was not a “sin”. It took place in the world of external, material life and not touched the spiritual existence. Why Corinth was certain circles, the penance for “disunity, immorality and debauchery” denied (2 Co 12:21). 2 Corinthians 12:21 that again when I come my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many who have sinned already, and have not repented because of disunity and fornication and lasciviousness which they committed.

apparently the call of the Apostles conviction Also there was repentance relied: “sin, we have not.” John can only say: “If we say we have not sin, we lead ourselves astray. And the truth is not in us. “No one can be convinced in truth, to have no sin. Here people lead themselves actively from the truth continues astray into.

You must not let go along on this false way. Pay attention to your heart will not have to haughtily with you, that you say no sin. Pay attention to your heart, and turn again with a humble heart is with God and repent, as long as you can there. Do not miss the time, but now is the time to repent, repent of your ways wrong. God will never let you fall, if you confess your sins in front of him, on the contrary, he is waiting and welcomes you with open heart.

Pray for God to show you which way you should go, repent, God is calling you to repentance!

God’s protection, blessings and peace

Pastor Lionheart (Thorsten Wurm)

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