May 1

…“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

John 1:29 ESV

John tells us the purpose of the cross. Jesus came to take away our sin.

Sin separated man from God in the garden. David knows the agony of sin and separation because he also knew the delight of being right with God and living in His presence. If you don’t experience a loss of fellowship with the Lord when you sin, you aren’t experiencing it when you are doing well. Sin should bring agony. You should never want to experience that again.

Jesus died and rose again so we don’t have to live in that torment of sin.

Jesus took away our sins. That looks like His blood covering our unintentional sins and our sins we’ve repented of. But we’re also freed from sin and become slaves to God and righteousness, which has the outcome of eternal life (Rom. 6:18, 22).

The Spirit of Him who raised Christ from the dead dwells in us. We have all we need to submit to God and to nothing else.

We fumble around in this flesh and He is exceedingly patient, but His kindness isn’t excusing sin. It’s giving you a chance to repent.

1 John 1:7 gives us an amazing promise. If we walk in the light, the blood of Jesus cleanses us from ALL sin. He came to take our sin away.