I Promise Devotion – 1/11/2016

My name is Kirk Jones and I am a promise breaker.  You are Jesus Christ and you are the Promise Keeper.

Put your name into this statement, speak it aloud, and live the great grace of this truth today.

For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.  2 Corinthians 1:20

Stop trying to solve the problem of your past and live in the promise of God’s forgiveness.

You cannot make the wrong you did right.  You can do what you ought to be right with someone, but you can never earn forgiveness or deserve grace.  You cannot prove yourself forgiveable or loveable. You can only live in the promises of God’s great grace…and that is enough.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9

God’s faithfulness to forgive is not about your condition.  It is about his character.  He is faithful to his own desire to have a faithful relationship with you.  e has done every work necessary to have a faithful relationship with you.  He is just in it.  His justice has been fulfilled in His own Son, Jesus Christ.  God cleanses you of all unrighteousness and forgives your sins because of His love, His mercy, and His grace.  His faithfulness to you has not negated the justice needed toward you.  He has substituted himself to be the recipient of that justice so that he might have a faithful relationship with you.

Your condition of repeated rebellion and rejection of Him has never hindered him from loving you.  Your sin did not stop him from sacrificing His son for you.  Your wrongs never deterred him from his righteous desire for you.  And your rebellion and struggles with sin today are no different.

Live in the promise of his forgiveness and you will begin finding the answers to the problems you have in Christ.  (That is where the “yes” is found.)  The longer you live focused on the problem the less you can live the promise. 

Forgiveness is a promise to live; not a problem to solve.

 

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