Verse of the Day

1 John 1:9

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. If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts.

1 John 1:9

Forgive Each Other

The Gospel of Jesus is completely based on forgiveness. Jesus gave up His life so that we may be cleansed from our sins. At the moment of salvation, God forgives our sins forever. Think about that for a minute. Jesus took on the punishment of our sins, the gravity of our sins, so that God could forgive us from every one of those sins: past, present, and future. He cleansed us from the wickedness of our hearts. If He can forgive us from all of that, then surely we can forgive those around us, especially our spouses. His ultimate example of forgiveness on the cross teaches us to forgive others.

In the same way, we are in need of forgiveness as well. So if we claim that we have not sinned or are never wrong, then we call God a liar. Can you imagine calling Him a liar to His face? Well, that is what you do when you claim to be perfect. Not only that, but you also show that His word does not live in your heart. You proclaim the love of Jesus in your heart when you forgive and ask for forgiveness. Be gentle with each other and forgive often.

A Prayer to Remember

Dear Lord,

Thank you for forgiving me from my sins. May I learn to forgive my spouse like you have forgiven me. Amen