1 John 1

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

— 1 John 1:8

King David, in recognizing and repenting of his sin before God, in Psalm 51, he wrote, “Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts.” Our hearts are so deceitfully wicked that we can actually be deceived by our own fallen heart, to justify all manner of iniquity, transgression, and sin. But when we are honest—with ourselves, and before God—about our true, sinful condition, then we can openly acknowledge and confess our sin. And when we do, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

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