The Cleansed Conscience

The Cleansed Conscience Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.—Hebrews 10:22 What a relief to find the writer to the Hebrews encouraging us to “draw near to God with a sincere heart in full…

What Past?

What Past? I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins.—Isaiah 43:25 One of the old German devotional philosophers took the position that God loves to forgive big sins more than He does little sins because the bigger the sin, the more glory…

Grace and Forgiveness

Grace and Forgiveness And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.—1 Corinthians 6:11 I do not know all of the Savior’s reasons for choosing the woman at the well. I know…

Victory Assured

Victory Assured Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob’s hip was out of joint as He wrestled with him.—Genesis 32:24-25 The enemy never…

The Devil’s Taunts

The Devil’s Taunts There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.—Romans 8:1 God knows that sin is a terrible thing-and the devil knows it, too. So he follows us around and as long as we will permit…

Seek God’s Remedy

Seek God’s Remedy 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.—1 John 2:1 I wish it were possible to anoint the head of every Christian preacher so that he would never sin again…

Mediocre Christianity

Mediocre Christianity Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.—Romans 6:12-13 It is…

The Seared Conscience

The Seared Conscience To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.—Titus 1:15 But when a conscience has become seared, when a man has played with the fire and burned his conscience and calloused it until he can…