New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional Day 28
1 Timothy 1:12–17
1 Timothy 1:12–17
Today you’ll work to deny your sin or you’ll receive the Spirit’s conviction as grace and run to Christ for rescue and forgiveness.
The words are direct and humbling, and they are written to believers:
This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. (1 John 1:5–10)
Let’s examine the logic of this passage:
So why deny today what grace has so completely forgiven and covered?
For further study and encouragement: 1 Timothy 1:12–17
Taken from New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional by Paul Tripp, © 2014, pp. 132-162. Used by permission of Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers, Wheaton, IL 60187, www.crossway.org.
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Paul David Tripp is a pastor, author and conference speaker. He is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries and works to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life.