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HAVING A HIGH OPINION OF OURSELVES continued
Chapter Five: Forgiveness

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PART ONE
Chapter One: Who Condemns Us?
Chapter Two: Perfect In Christ
Chapter Three: Striving To Do More
Chapter Four: Self Analysis
Chapter Five: Forgiveness
PART TWO
Chapter Six: Accepting Ourselves.
Chapter Seven: 'And He Loves Me'
Chapter Eight: Glorious
Chapter Nine: Other People

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And then there are the times when we sin.
When we sin we need the Lords forgiveness and mercy. We must humble ourselves and ask Him to forgive us.
Sometimes when we have sinned we may say…. "Oh, I've done it again." (But God would say to us…. "Done what again?") We feel bad that we've let the Lord down again.

Or sometimes we may do such an awful thing and we feel so ashamed. We find it hard to believe that the Lord could actually forgive us for doing such a rotten thing. We feel that the sin has not been washed away and forgotten.

Well, let us not rely on our feelings, what does the bible say?:-
"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 v 9) When we sin let us really hold on to this verse.
Let us really believe that God does forgive us according to this promise.
Remember the Lord is so merciful (Psalm 103 v 10-12…+ v 3) God is greater than our biggest sin. He can forgive and cleanse us from the biggest sin.

Thank and praise the Lord.

Summary of Part One

God does not condemn us. It is easier for us to believe this in theory, but sometimes harder to accept in practice. Let us really believe Romans 8 v 1:-
" There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit."
At times we may live as though this verse was not true. Let us rather take this verse deep down into our hearts and minds and believe it is true.

"For if our heart condemn us God is greater than our heart and knoweth all things." (1 John 3 v 20) "…
Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth." (Romans 14 v 22)

I hope you will join me in part two.

 

Who Condemns Us? / Perfect In Christ / Striving To Do More / Self Analysis
Forgiveness / Accepting Ourselves. / 'And He Loves Me'
Glorious / Other People

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