February 21-Rules

February 21-Rules

February 21: Rules

 

Scripture Lesson: 1 John 1:8-9

 

Rollie Fingers retired on this date in 1986. Reds manager Pete Rose had offered Fingers a contract after his release by the Milwaukee Brewers, but in defiance of the Reds’ policy forbidding facial hair, Fingers retired rather than shave off his trademark handlebar moustache. The future Hall of Fame reliever ended his career with 341 saves.

 

Today’s scripture, from 1 John, contains some very familiar words. Sometimes in life we fool ourselves into believing that we have not broken any of God’s rules or sinned. We want to neglect our shortcomings. The truth is, we have all broken the rules and sinned. The good news is that if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. When we mess up – and we will – God is waiting on our confession to forgive us. When God forgives a sin, it is as if that sin never existed. God not only forgives when we confess our sins, He forgets!

  1. Why is it easier to see other’s sins than our own sins?

  2. Are there any sins we need to clean out and confess today?

  3. Thank God for forgiving and forgetting.

Isn’t it time to quit fooling ourselves and clean out any unconfessed sin in our lives?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Arkady wrote:
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