DAILY DEVOTION, February 24, 2022
I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him (Ecclesiastes 3:14).
When God speaks, we better listen! We dare not add to what God has said nor take anything away. His word and His acts endure forever. He means what He says, no exceptions. For example, God says, “The soul that sins shall die” (Ezekiel 18:4). That means we are all stand condemned.
God also says this: “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). This verse does not cancel the truth of Ezekiel 18:4. However, it tells us that God is willing to forgive us when we confess our sins unto Him. We are not to hide our sins. We are not to excuse our sins. We are to confess them to God. When we do, he forgives and cleanses us.
God’s word is clear. He does not like sin! However, because of what Jesus has done for us, God will forgive us when we own up to our transgressions. He also said this: “Only Jesus has the power to save! His name is the only one in all the world that can save anyone” (Acts 4:12, CEV). Therefore, don’t trust anyone or anything else, just Jesus. God has made the path to salvation clear. Be sure you are on it.
Father, I thank You that I can always depend upon Your word. I thank You that You have made the way of salvation clear. Please help me to keep my faith in Jesus solid and secure. In His name. I pray, Amen.