SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Scripture: 1 John 1:8-10
Verses 8-10 state, “If we say that 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 that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.” Growth and maturity are the result of facing our own personal sin and failure. We face it when we confess it. When we confess it, God is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us. We can then move on in growth and development. Maturity can only come when a person chooses to acknowledge their own failures as sin rather than trying to cover them up. When we say yes to openness and honesty concerning our own personal failures, we have embarked on the pathway to growth and maturity. And at that stage, our destiny is guaranteed because we are developing a pattern that makes our destiny possible. Any of us who says he has not sinned is a liar and God’s Word is not in him. Openness, transparency and willingness to face our own personal sin is the doorway to maturity and destiny. Let’s make sure we walk it!