Young man pray outdoor on top of mountains in the sunset

1 John 1:9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

This is a verse that is quoted quite frequently, and with good reason. What a marvelous thing!

Numbers 23:19: God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

Deuteronomy 7:8-9: But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

2 Timothy 2:13: If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

God is faithful. He is true to his nature. The Hebrew word for “truth” is made from the first, the middle, and the last letters in the Hebrew alphabet: The beginning, the middle, and the end. When his Son said “I am the beginning and the end”, that spelled out a Hebrew word that is very similar to “truth”, but the middle letter is replaced with the conjunction “and” which is a Hebrew letter than means “nail”, and those letters spell the word “sign” or “seal”. The Father is the Truth, the Son is the sign or the seal we have been given, who was nailed to the cross for us.

Before we go away all happy, let us take a look at the first phrase: “If we confess our sins”. If we do not confess our sins, he does not cease being faithful and just. If we fail to confess, our sins will not be forgiven. We will be held accountable at the Judgment Seat of Christ. Saved, yes, though as by fire, but we will suffer loss.

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