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    Thursday, 27 July 2017

    OUR Daily Bread Devotional July 28, 2017- Forgiven!

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    Topic: Forgiven!



      July 28, 2017

    Read: 1 John 1:1-10 | Bible in a Year: Psalms 46–48; Acts 28

    I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant. Psalm 119:176
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    My friend Norm Cook sometimes had a surprise for his family when he arrived home from work. He would walk through the front door, and shout, “You’re forgiven!” It wasn’t that family members had wronged him and needed his forgiveness. He was reminding them that though they doubtless had sinned throughout the day, they were by God’s grace fully forgiven.
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    The apostle John supplies this note about grace: “If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. If we claim to be without sin [no inclination to sin], we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:7–9).


    Monitor your heart daily to avoid wandering from God’s wisdom.
    To “walk in the light” is a metaphor for following Jesus. Imitating Jesus with the Spirit’s help, John insists, is the sign that we have joined with the apostles in the fellowship of faith. We are authentic Christians. But, he continues, let’s not be deceived: We will make wrong choices at times. Nevertheless, grace is given in full measure: We can take what forgiveness we need.
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    Not perfect; just forgiven by Jesus! That’s the good word for today.

    Lord, I know I’m not even close to being perfect. That’s why I need You and Your cleansing in my life. I’m lost without You.

    Monitor your heart daily to avoid wandering from God’s wisdom.
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    By David H. Roper
    INSIGHT:
    In this passage we see how confession can restore our connection with God. We are assured that even when we make wrong choices, God will offer grace and forgiveness to the truly repentant.

    For further study on the subject of God’s grace, read Grace: Accepting

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