In Touch Daily Devotions 21 February 2022 By Dr. Charles Stanley, Monday Message
Charles Stanley In Touch Daily Devotions 21 February 2022
TOPIC: How to Deal With Sin
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: 1 John 1:5-10, 1 John 2:1-6
Charles Stanley In Touch Daily Devotions 21 February 2022 MESSAGE
Christ’s sacrifice on the cross paid for all our sins, but believers are still susceptible to temptation and disobedience. Therefore, we must understand what to do when we yield to our sinful desires. Knowing our struggle, God has graciously given us a way to receive cleansing so we can continue to grow in holiness. We’re to …
• See sin as God sees it. Our Father is absolutely pure, and to Him, every sin is an offense that violates His law, grieves the Holy Spirit, and belittles Christ’s sacrifice.
• Take responsibility for it. Trying to soften sin’s heinous nature by calling it a mistake, weakness, or shortcoming is unacceptable. We must acknowledge our guilt and disobedience rather than make excuses or blame others.
• Confess it. Agreeing with God about our wrongdoing is a blessed privilege because He then washes us clean of the guilt. And what’s more, He empowers us to turn away from that sin in repentance so we can begin walking afresh in holiness.
Although John explained how we are to deal with sin, his main purpose was to encourage us to turn from it and walk in obedience to God. The longer we are Christians, the less sin should characterize our life.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Deuteronomy 1-2
THOUGHT FOR TODAY: We can’t eliminate sin from our life, but we can confess it to the Lord and draw closer to Him.
In Touch Daily Devotions 21 February 2022 By Dr. Charles Stanley. He is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries, both located in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Stanley’s heart’s desire is to get the gospel to “as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, as clearly as possible, as irresistibly as possible, through the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God.