Saturday, August 18, 2007

Word for the Weekend ~ I John 1:8-9


"If we say that we have no sin,
we are decieving ourselves
and the truth is not in us.

If we confess our sins,
He is faithful and righteous
to forgive us our sins
and to cleanse us
from all unrighteousness."
I John 1 : 8 - 9

10 comments:

Kim said...

Some of my favorite verses!

Rochelle said...

Love this. He is SO faithful. Have a good weekend!

Grafted Branch @ Restoring the Years said...

That is one of our favorite verses around here! It's important, especially for the children, to understand that there is forgiveness and CLEANSING available if we'll only confess our sin to a holy and merciful God.

Lovely picture, too. :)

Barb @ A Chelsea Morning said...

Beautiful. As always, Susanne, inspiring and just beautiful. You always pick the most perfect photo for your Word for the Weekend posts.

Funny. My father called me tonight because it's my birthday. Somehow, we got onto the subject of The Last Sin Eater by Francine Rivers.

Somehow this all seems to tie in. How nice it would be to have a sin eater nearby, huh?

Unfortunately, we are all accountable and yet, we are blessed because we know we are so easily forgiven for our sins, if we only believe.

Thank you for your birthday emails and I swear, as soon as I find some much needed energy, you will hear from me. My word, I'm tired!

Laura said...

AMEN! Say no to deception and YES to confession! ;)

Peach said...

Beautiful! I love these and the photo, too.

marina said...

Hi,Susanne,I am a new to blogging and I found you though the preachers wife, and I just wanted to come by and say Hello and let you know I love coffee too,and I notice you like listen to Salvdor my girl friend here in Texas son's are in that group one plays the durms other does the vocials she is so proud of ther hit song Heaven. However the oldest left the group to become a doctor. The other one is still in the group the play at of Austin,Tx. I am inviting you to come meet me at my blog I just started one I am not to sure I have the talent to write but I will try. LOL marina

Tammy said...

Love the picture with this...like God's love is pouring down from heaven on her...

Shalee said...

God's words are so true.

My question is do we take these verses literally. Do we really confess our sins or do we just ask forgiveness and move on? I find that when I'm actually naming my sins that I am more aware of areas that need to be worked on in my heart. I'm not saying I'm good at what I'm preaching here, but that doesn't make the words less truthful...

Cyndi said...

Such a powerful, powerful promise. Why am I not so quick to confess and repent sometimes??

Loved this!