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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Today's Verse : 1 John 2:1-2


February 1, 2012

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin.
But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in
our defense -- Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning
sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins
of the whole world.
-- 1 John 2:1-2
John wants to prevent even one sinful event in the lives of
those he loves. He is concerned because he knows that even one
sinful event can be used by Satan to discourage and defeat us. We
need to know that we have a Savior and a defender. He paid the
price to redeem us, he sent his Spirit to help us overcome sin's
power, and he will speak to the Father and claim that right to
forgive us.
Father, I'm embarrassed by my weakness and vulnerability when I
sin. Even in those moments of shame, I'm thankful that Jesus
provided me the way back into your holy presence. Jesus, I thank
you for coming to my rescue and my defense. I will not let Satan
discourage me when I fall. Instead, I re-commit myself to live with
your character and for your glory. In your name, Lord Jesus, my
defender, I pray. Amen.

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