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If We Say That We Have No Sin

March 2, 2016

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If We Say  That We Have  No Sin

When one strongly wants  to be top dog  in the eyes  of others,  they are terribly fearful  of others  seeing their weaknesses  and sins.     So,  they do their utmost  to hide  their sins  —  even denying outright  that they have  any sort  of sin  —  in their desire  to be top dog.

Their denial  puts them  in a very bad position  with God’s word  in 1 John 1:8,

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

God exposes  every lie  and deception.     We might get away  with such a lie  with other people,  who are not aware  of our lifestyle  —  but we won’t get away  with anything  with God Almighty.     When we have tried  to deceive other people  with such a lie,  we are actually committing two sins.     1 John 1:10 says,

If we say  that we have not sinned,  we make Him  a liar  and  His word  is not in us.

So,  we may have fooled  other people  —  but,  we have called God Almighty  a liar  —  for Romans 3:23  and many similar references say,

For all  have sinned  and fall short  of the glory  of God.

To top that off  —  God’s word is definitely not  in such hearts.     Such people are lying.     Knowing all this,  they boldly continue claiming  their innocence  and righteousness.     But,  Revelation 21:8  declares,

But for the cowardly  and unbelieving  and abominable  and murderers  and immoral persons  and sorcerers  and idolaters  and all liars,  their part  will be  in the lake  that burns  with fire  and brimstone,  which is the second death.

Either  they don’t know this truth  —  or they don’t respect  this truth.     Either way,  all Christians need  to be aware  of these truths  —  and live according to them.

Ever so glad  that God lovingly forgives all  who confess  their sins  to Him,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for Your saving  and redeeming love.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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