Scripture Notes on 1 John 1
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
If you betray someone you love, you will discover that a barrier begins to grow between you. There may be no retribution on their part, but the closeness of the relationship will suffer.
Christian, so it is between you and God.
Make no mistake, the cross of Jesus Christ provides the full payment for the penalty of your sin. There is no more punishment for you, only loving discipline. God has no more wrath for you, only grace! However, though God will not bring retribution on you now if you sin, you can still bring barriers into the relationship.
God wants more for you than that!
When you stumble off the path of righteousness, remember this. In Christ, your legal standing before God is totally righteous and completely loved. So, don’t let fear keep you from coming back into loving fellowship with your Heavenly Father.
He is waiting for you with open arms, longing for you to return with a repentant heart so that He can restore your closeness with Him.
Open your mouth and confess where you’ve strayed, and open your heart to be encouraged by this truth.
Jesus is your faithful forgiver.