PRAYER: Please pray for those in our community tonight that had prayer requests. So many comments, God know them all.
DEVOTION: “Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything. Dear friends, if we don’t feel guilty, we can come to God with bold confidence. And we will receive from him whatever we ask because we obey him and do the things that please him.” – 1 John 3:20-22
What an amazing set of verses here. These verses are the result of many other verses describing Jesus and the traits of Jesus. Verses describing who we are in Christ and how our behavior and actions should reflect Him.
You see, if our behavior and actions reflect him, then we are being more like him. If we are more like him, we can come to him with confidence, not feeling guilty, not feeling like we have to hide our thoughts, feelings or actions. Those have been known already.
So. How do we practically use this information. Well, it falls back on the righteous comments a few verses ago. Remaining righteous. Remaining in Jesus.
Father, give us confidence to come before you. To come before you with bold confidence. To know that we are loved and forgiven by you. To know that you are for us. That you are interested in all that we have happening.
Today. Be confident. Be righteous. Be rewarded. Amen.