Friday 27 February, 2015

1 John 2:1-2

2 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

John writes affectionately to his readers because he wants them to know that the sacrifice of Jesus has made perfect provision for their life. The best outcome is that “they will not sin”. But to be realistic John reassures them that if and when they do sin Jesus Christ will defend them before the Father.

He emphasizes again the atoning sacrifice of Christ was for them and for the whole world. Sometimes we tend to forget that the sacrifice Christ made on Calvary was for every person on planet earth. It is when an individual responds to what Jesus has done that His sacrifice purifies [see verse 7] us from all sin.

John also states that Jesus is completely reliable to act righteously on our behalf. We can trust Him to be what He said He was – Our Saviour and our Advocate. Our sins are forgiven as we confess our sins and walk daily with Him. No one likes being in the dark do they? By believing in Jesus Christ we walk every day in the Light. So, there is no more darkness to be afraid of!

Jesus what you have done for me fills my heart with complete joy! You are the Light which guides my every step. Thank you that You have removed darkness from my life forever!

Written by Keith Bennett

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