July 8


If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just
to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us
from all unrighteousness. 

I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight.

And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. § I have blotted out, like a thick cloud, your transgressions, and like a cloud, your sins. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you. § Your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake. § God in Christ forgave you. § That He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean. § They shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.

This is He who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood.

1 John 1:9; Ps. 51:3–4; Luke 15:20; Isa. 44:22; 1 John 2:12;
Eph. 4:32; Rom. 3:26; Ezek. 36:25; Rev. 3:4; 1 John 5:6


Shall the throne of iniquity … have fellowship with You?

Truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. § Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

The ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me. § A High Priest … holy, harmless, undefiled.

We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. § The prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.

Whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him. We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.

Ps. 94:20; 1 John 1:3; 3:2–3; John 14:30;
Heb. 7:26; Eph. 6:12; 2:2; 1 John 5:18–19

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