I Have Sinned

I Have Sinned

2 Samuel 12:13 NIV “Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” Nathan replied, “The Lord has taken away your sin. You are not going to die.”

After committing some horrible sins David woke up and repented. His sins ranged from adultery, to murder, deceit, and then some. But when David realized the trouble he was in he confessed his sins. Because of his heartfelt confession and repentance David was shown mercy. He is a model for us all when we know we have blown it.

1 John 1:7-10 NLT “But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and THE BLOOD OF JESUS, his Son, CLEANSES US FROM ALL SIN. [8] If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. [9] But IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS TO HIM, he is faithful and just to FORGIVE US OUR SINS and to cleanse us from all wickedness. [10] If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts.”

A key to being a true Christian isn’t we never sin. It’s are we honest enough to confess our sins like David did. Are our confessions penitent? Or are they braggadocios about unrighteousness? Are we trusting in Jesus’ blood to cleanse us from all sin? Or are we trusting in our own righteousness to cleanse and save us? To be frank you and I don’t have any righteousness. So how can we trust in it?

Romans 3:10 KJV “As it is written, THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, no, not one.”

2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV “God made him [Jesus] who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

BELIEVE IN GOD’S FORGIVENESS

Do we believe that God forgives us when we come to Him humbly asking for forgiveness? The Bible says God never turns away those who come to Him with a broken heart and contrite spirit. This is a pleasing sacrifice to Him:

Psalm 34:18 NLT “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”

Psalm 51:17 KJV “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.”

Isaiah 57:15 KJV “For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”

Isaiah 66:1-2 KJV “Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? [2] For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.”

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