2 Samuel 12:13 Admit Your Sins

Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” Nathan replied, “The Lord has taken away your sin. You are not going to die.” 2 Samuel 12:13

Doing something that is wrong is common among all people all over the world. Admitting that one did something wrong is not as common and is often seen as a sign of weakness and failure. Very few people like to admit that they made a mistake and did something wrong. They try to excuse it away or blame someone else, rather than take personal responsibility for their actions.

David had committed a sin against God by sleeping with Bathsheba and having her husband killed. God had Nathan confront him about it. David admits his sin and is told that God removed the sin.

Although no one has to, everyone will commit some type of sin against God. These sins can be physical or non-physical sins. What one does with that sin, once it is revealed, is what is important.

Just as the world tries to excuse or ignore a wrong done, many believers will try to excuse or ignore their personal sins. Some are quick to point out that they are not as bad as someone else. Others will say that they are human and that is what happens.

Believers who are truly seeking after God’s heart will admit that they sinned against God. They will have a heart of repentance, remorse for their sin and turn away from that sin, rather than making excuses for it or ignoring it.

God is faithful and just and will forgive any sin that is repented of, though there may be temporary consequences for the sin. Jesus died on the cross to take away all those sins and to give the repentant believer eternal life.

As David did, there will be times when you will sin against God. Do not allow yourself to follow the ways of the world and excuse it away or ignore it. Take full responsibility for every sinful choice that you make.

Run to God, humble yourself and admit your sin before Him. Allow God to forgive you of your sins through the blood of Jesus that He shed on the cross for your sins. God is waiting for you to repent because He wants you to live an abundant life for eternity with Him and not be condemned in sin.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will repent of any sins before God; that you will seek God’s love and forgiveness in your life; and that God will strengthen you to turn from all sin.

1 Timothy 6:12 Fight The Good Fight

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:12

Everyday there are many different types of battles that people are going through. Each person has to decide which battles to fight and which battles to walk away from and ignore.

One of the most common battles is the fight for wealth. The world will fight to get as much for self as possible. It is often believed that with wealth a person can have everything that they need or want.

As Paul closes out his letter to Timothy, he tells him to fight the good fight of the faith. He is to hold onto what he has been given in confessing his faith in Jesus.

Having wealth helps a person out only for a short time. It gives temporary pleasures for a moment, then is gone. It is something that no one can take with them when they die, yet it deceives many by giving the appearance of great pleasure.

Faith in Jesus and the gift of eternal life is something that no one can take away. It is eternal, yet many believers have chosen to give it up, choosing to fight for wealth or other temporary pleasures of this life. They give it up seeking something that appears to be easier.

Following Jesus in faith is not an easy road to walk. Believers have been promised many troubles and trials. The world will do everything it can to stop a believer, so this is a fight for the believer.

Every believer who understands what God has in store for him, will be willing to lay down his life and fight the good fight of the faith to trust God and live for God.

The world will continue to offer you temporary pleasures. Do not allow yourself to be deceived and fight to gain those temporary and often deadly pleasures.

Grab a hold of the eternal life that Jesus has given you when He forgave you at the point you confessed your sins and faith in Him. Fight against the temptations of this world. Seek to live for God in every area of your life.

Fight the good fight of faith that you began when you chose to believe in Jesus. The rewards are eternal, not temporary.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know how God has called you to live your life; that God will strengthen you to not be deceived by the temporary pleasures of this world; that you will fight for the faith you have chosen to believe in and follow Jesus; and that the world will see your faith in God.