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September 18, 2023 | Daily Devotionals | September 18


This is how we know that we belong to the truth and how we set our hearts at rest in His presence: If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. I John 3:19-20

Guilt is a feeling. This is how we feel when the moral conscience within us has been violated. The conscience within us is given to humans only. This is evidenced by our ability to choose between right and wrong. The natural way to treat guilt is to replace that emotion or feeling with something else.  I don’t have to go into the many different thoughts and actions of how this natural process is done. Just change the channel.

Satan knows that this defective ability or gene in our DNA is a place where he can totally destroy our ability to walk upright by bringing us down through our thought process. After all he is called “the great deceiver” The question remains of how long we are going to remain laying there bloodied by the deceitful one.  Here’s where the wonderful gift of choice comes in; when we choose to believe in the total forgiveness of our sin, past, present and future, which by the way most of us don’t have a handle on. Once we concentrate on forgiveness rather than guilt, God swoops in and fills us with His confidence. This lesson is of major importance. You can’t be guilty and joyful at the same time.

God’s word shows us in the Old Testament that we just can’t do it. In the New Covenant Jesus shows us that it has been done. You have been given the ability to immediately overcome guilt.  Not only has your sin been removed but your guilt has been removed, believe it!

Thank you that eternal life begins now and get’s better as I believe in your love for me.


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