Saturday, February 27, 2021


Bible Reading: I John 1

Key Verse: Verse 10 -"If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”

Key Words: If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar

Because of the humanistic world we live in, acknowledging wrong is becoming a thing of the past. We don’t see ourselves as wrong, rather we simply say things like, “I don’t quite see it that way.”

There is a great example of this in the book of Malachi as the leader of Israel talks with the Lord. Note Malachi 1:2, “I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? Saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob.” Malachi 1:6, “A son honoreth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honor? And if I be a master, where is my fear? Saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?” Malachi 2:17, “Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?” Malachi 3:7-8, “Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, saith the LORD of hosts, But ye said, Wherein shall we return? Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.”

The result of a “know-it-all mentality” is unconfessed sin and the result of unconfessed sin are self-induced trials.

What to do:

✞ Live by the Word, not by your word but God’s Word.

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