1 John 1:8-10
“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make Him out to be a liar and His word has no place in our lives.”
If I claim to be without sin, I thereby deceive myself and make God out to be liar.
The truth is that I do sin and because of this sin, I need salvation which can only be found in the sacrificial work of Jesus Christ. Upon coming to Christ, I then enter into a process that progressively makes me more like Him. I will continue to sin as my original nature was completely corrupted, but in Christ I am being made new and have been empowered to follow His will which ultimately gives Him glory. It is in this glory-giving state that I find my greatest joy and contentment.
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