Daily Devotional – 1/20/15 “Repentance not repeating!”

I am not perfect and I don’t portray to be yet God loves me and He tells me if I repent with my mouth for the sins I commit, He will forgive me and He does. Please understand; we are human, we are born in fleshly bodies that are promised trouble from the time we are born and even guaranteed trials and tribulations and yes, we will sin but that doesn’t mean we have to continue to live in our sins and mess. Yes; will make mistakes, we will fall short a few times, we will lie, we will go places we shouldn’t, do things we know we ought not do, think thoughts we should not think and all that but that doesn’t condemn us to hell because we all have the chance to be forgiven; if we ask for 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” but we cannot stay in our sin and continue to do them over and over simply because we have repentance to fall back on. At some point you ought to be tired of committing the same sin and you should have learned your lesson by now. Just because you have repentance doesn’t give you the right to repeat!

And please, please don’t act like you don’t ever sin, you don’t do anything wrong, you don’t go to some of the wrong places, your mind don’t wander to wrong thoughts every once in a while or your mouth don’t utter the wrong words occasionally because 1 John 1:8 says, “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.” We ALL fall short, just get up and stop repeating! Ministers, Preachers, Evangelists, Bishops, Apostle, Prophets or whatever title that is in front of your name; we all have the same charge … to teach God’s word and yes, even we fall short sometime yet we can’t tarry in sin either. Please get this; God doesn’t wipe away the fleshly part of our body when He calls us which means we are entitled to make a mistake yet it doesn’t make it any less right or wrong than the next person! Every person has a duty to do what is right in the eyesight of God. Yet, the man or woman of God has a higher duty because we will be judged more harshly, not differently but more harshly. This is why we all have to do better as a body of God’s people. Don’t continue to sin simply because you know you’ll be forgiven because what if you died in your sin without the chance to be? God’s repentance doesn’t give us the right to keep repeating sins! Do better God’s people! We have too.

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