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Falling in Sin
“For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.”Proverbs 24:16
The Lord forgives every repentant sinner who confesses his sin and is sorry about it. The Lord promises, “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).
The religious leaders, at Jesus’ time, taught that people should forgive each other up to three times. So, Peter asked Christ “…Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?” (Matthew 18:21). Jesus answered Peter’s question, “I say not unto thee, until seven times: but, until seventy times seven” (verse 22).
So, if Jesus says we should be willing to forgive others who have sinned against us so many times, is He any less compassionate on us when we fall? The truth is that Jesus is very compassionate to His children. He loved us unto death. Just look at the Cross! (John 3:16).
Victory Over Sin
The good news is that God will not only forgive our sins but He will also give us the victory over sin so we will not fall into it again. Victory is promised to all that by faith hold onto the Lord for help. “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith” (1 John 5:4).
The Lord gave the faithful the assurance, “Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). Nothing shall be impossible for all those who put their trust in God. “We are more than conquerors through him that loved us” (Romans 8:37).
As we connect ourselves to the Lord through daily prayer and study of the scriptures, the Holy Spirit will change our weak nature and give us a new nature that hates sin. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). What seemed hard to do before connecting with God will become easy by His grace. So, we can declare, we “can do all things through Christ” which strengthenes us (Philippians 4:13).
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