Will you be clean? – 1 John 1:9 | 2-minute daily bible meditation


1 John 1:9 reminds us of the important of confessing to God.

1 John 1:9
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Let’s look at 1 John 1 verse 9. If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Now we Christians, we know that we have to repent and turn to Jesus and that is the way that we accept and receive our salvation. But what about our ongoing relationship with him? The act on the cross isn’t conditional in the sense that we have to keep our noses clean – we always have to do the right thing. We have this ongoing relationship now with our Saviour. And He obtains forgiveness for us. He has. He’s done that.

But He wants us to confess our sins on an ongoing basis because He knows that we aren’t always going to be doing the right thing. We aren’t always going to be thinking the right things. So in our quiet time before God, He wants us to talk to Him about those sins.

He wants us to admit that our hearts are not fully clean, because then He wants to clean us. But if we’re pretending there’s nothing wrong with us, are we leaving the space for Jesus to be King and to rule over every part of our lives?

This act of confession isn’t for God’s benefit, it’s for ours. It’s healthy to say, "Lord, I’ve sinned. This is my sin. I lay it before you and ask your forgiveness once again. I know you’ve already forgiven me. That’s what the cross was all about. Thank you for your cleansing."

He’s never going to get bored of us confessing our sins. He’s never going to say, "You know what, Rob, That’s too many times. I don’t believe you anymore." No, God’s not like that.

Lord God, you want us to confess our sins, and you want to keep us clean. Thank you for the righteousness that you give us. Thank you that you say you remove all memory of our sins from your mind. That’s incredible. How can an omniscient God do that? You are so gracious to us. Please help us to follow your guidance. Amen.

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