“My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.”
Love this book of 1 John, as it has been an encouragement to me. It also puts the finger on the expressions like “oh no worries, Grace covered it”. Grace definitely has us covered, as we have all fallen short of his standard. However, I don’t think we are to live within a place of sin and self desire, banking on Grace. That would be a fleshly lifestyle, one that he went to great lengths to give us freedom from.
May we walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh, and just like the verse says, we may not sin… and if we sin, Jesus has us covered. And he is faithful to forgive.
I know from time to time we may stumble, but we don’t have to live as captives to sin no more.
He went back to the Father and sent us Holy Spirit and now we may walk in Spirit and in Truth. And that is awesome! In Christ there is Freedom. Thank you God for your love and gift, and for helping me along the way. I am eternally thankful.