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YOU’RE GUILTY

 Leviticus 5:17 “Now if a person sins and does any of the things which the Lord has commanded not to be done, though he was unaware, still he is guilty and shall bear his punishment.” 

 BUT WE HAVE A SAVIOR

 Wow!  That verse sounds kind of hopeless.  Even if they were unaware of sinning, they were guilty.  Not very encouraging.  But, then again, they didn’t have Jesus.  We do!

However, even today this verse holds true.  If someone sins against God, they are guilty.  They may not even believe in God.  That doesn’t matter.  They are still guilty.  They will find out one day just how guilty they are.  And there is NOTHING they can do to justify their actions or to get rid of the guilt.  Only Jesus can cleanse them.

TEACHING MOMENT

Have you ever caught your children in the midst of disobedience?  Have you caught them doing something, but they are totally oblivious to your presence?  Sometimes they don’t even realize they are doing it.  They are still guilty of breaking that rule.  There is nothing they can say to you.  You saw it.  You know they did it.

In the same way, the Lord observes our every action. He knows exactly what we are doing.  Heck, He even knows what we are thinking.  All we can say is, “Forgive me, Lord.”

Do you have things you need to confess?  I bet you do.  Go to the Father.  Tell Him just how sorry you are.  Let Him know you need forgiveness.  Then share that mercy with others.  As He forgives us, He sends us out to be a pillar of hope.

O Lord, there is nothing I can do to save myself.  I desperately ask You to forgive me and lead me down the path of holiness.  Help me show my children how to live in repentance.

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