Wednesday, November 27, 2019

A Clean Conscience

God has given you a conscience. It tells you when you have done wrong. God made you that way not to make you feel guilty all the time. Conscience calls you to confession. God wants to forgive you and give you a clean conscience. Confession of sin is simply agreeing with God that you have done wrong. God wants you to have a clean conscience. "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).

Christ died for all of your sins. When you confess your sins to God, all your sins are forgiven. The Bible teaches that God cleanses us upon confession of our sins.  We are made clean before God through Jesus Christ. "The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin" (1 John 1:7).

Why do some people refuse to confess their sins to God and receive cleansing through Christ? There are at least two reasons. First, they don't know the good news in Christ. Secondly, they don't really believe the good news. The believer's confession of sin brings immediate cleansing through Christ. You can have a clean conscience today.

Do you have a sin from the past that makes you feel guilty? Confess it to God. Believe the promise of His word. God will forgive you. God wants to forgive you. That's the reason Jesus died for all your sins. Thank God for cleansing you through Jesus Christ.