In Need of Forgiveness
In the Word
“For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” Hebrews 8:12
Of the Word
Who has tried to outsmart their parents?
All of us!
A three-year-old was playing while his dad was trying to get some work done. When the father heard a suspicious noise, he called, “Cubby, whatcha doin’?” Quickly Cubby answered, “Nothing!” The father was not convinced. He waited for a moment, heard more stirring and asked again, “Cubby, what are you doing?” This time the boy quickly responded with the convicting words, “Not getting candy!”
Many of us probably tried to outsmart our parents when we were kids. Sometimes we may even have succeeded. Outsmarting God is different. God is all-knowing. He sees our actions and knows our very thoughts. We cannot fool Him or hide anything from Him.
No one loves us more than God. He wants us to trust Him with everything. He will not love us less when we confess our sins, but rather He promises to forgive all of them for Jesus’ sake. He says, “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more” (Hebrews 8:12).
Walking with my Lord
Dear Heavenly Father, forgive my sins of thought, word, and deed. Help me trust in You for all that I need. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Simple Trust. Elaine Bickel, author. 13/29 ©2011 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
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