If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9
Without sin and human error, we would not learn how to forgive one another.
Each of us has and will, from time to time, sin. Some of these sins are the result of poor judgment, anger, lack of preparation, being impatient and much more.
What matters most in these moments is how you response, how you handle the situation that follows.
After sinning do you get upset, angry, depressed, sad, nervous, withdrawn, guilt ridden?
Or, do you simply agree with God through Jesus that you sinned and move on?
Depending on the severity of your sin there will be varying consequences, but they will eventually come to an end.
We learn to forgive each other during times of human error. The people who do not learn to forgive become hardened and bitter carrying around this burden until they finally let go. By the way, in Greek, to forgive means to let go.
There is only one person who never sinned, Jesus. Jesus is 100% human, 100% God.
Read the Gospels daily and imitate his life and times.
Confess in Greek means to agree. All you need to do when you sin is to agree with God that you sinned against him. God only forgets one thing – sin. He forgave the world of its sin on the cross once and for all, therefore there is not one single sin that he forgot to pay for at Calvary.
As Christians, your sins have been lifted from you. This includes past, present and future sins. Next time you sin, just agree, let go and move forward in faith.
Keeping it 💯