A Short Study of 1st John 1:9

Our sins can never come into God’s presence, inasmuch as Christ, who bore them all and put them away is there instead. But if we sin, conscience will feel it, must feel it. Even the Holy Spirit will make us feel it. He will not allow so much as a single light thought to pass unjudged.

What then?

Has our sin made its way into the presence of God?

No, the Advocate is there, “Jesus Christ, the righteous,” to maintain an unbroken integrity and relationship in which we stand.

Though sin cannot affect God’s thoughts in reference to us, it can and does affect our thoughts in reference to Him.

What are we to do?

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
(1 John 1:9)

By confession, we get our conscience cleared and the sweet sense of fellowship restored. The black cloud is dispersed and removed, and out thoughts of God set straight.

This is the Divine method!

By Scott Richardson

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