Tag Archives: Sin

Forgiveness – Psalm 32:1

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. – Psalm 32:1 As discussed yesterday, sin is real. Sin is a present threat to our daily peace and faith. One of the main calls to action in the New Testament is repentance. Turning away from sin is a lifelong effort and one that […]

Are we deceived? – 1 John 1:8

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. – 1 John 1:8 It is an unpopular topic: sin. Even the mention of sin today sounds old fashioned. Haven’t we risen above such notions? God forbid that we ever lose sight of true holiness and look […]

Renewal – Lamentations 5:21

Turn thou us unto thee, O Lord, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old. – Lamentations 5:21 Spring is still a few months away where I live, but recent temperatures have enticed some of the plants to put on new growth. The warmth and rain have renewed their strength and triggered […]

My Father’s Name – John 5:43

I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. – John 5:43 When Jesus Christ met opposition, He did not respond in the way you might expect. He was accused of heresy, blasphemy, insurrection and being possessed, but His most […]

Take Heed – Luke 11:35

Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. – Luke 11:35 We live in a culture that shades things in gray. Certainly all men sin, but this does not make sin good or evil acceptable. Neither does grace make sin more appropriate or profitable (Romans 6:1-4). Sin destroys. Jesus therefore […]

First and Last – Isaiah 44:6

Isaiah 44:6 – Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. In a competitive culture where you are expected to be faster, stronger, smarter, more innovative, more durable, and generally better than […]

God Forbid – Joshua 22:29

Joshua 22:29 – God forbid that we should rebel against the Lord, and turn this day from following the Lord, to build an altar for burnt offerings, for meat offerings, or for sacrifices, beside the altar of the Lord our God that is before his tabernacle. There are few more potent phrases in the Bible […]