Clear Conscience
1 John 3:21

The Upward Look
    © Copyright 2007, Max D. Hutto,

“Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God.” 1 John 3:21 NASB

John uses the word “beloved” to affectionately address the believers who are his dearly loved friends. When the believer has confessed and repented of sin and been made holy and pure by the cleansing blood of Jesus, when he is walking in God’s light, and when his actions demonstrate God’s love, then his heart does not condemn him. He has a clear conscience and can come confidently into the presence of God in prayer. This confidence means he does not need to be shy or reserved, but he can with boldness come into the presence of God and speak.

Lord Jesus, it is amazing that I can come boldly into Your presence and find mercy and grace in my time of need. Help me to have a pure heart by doing what pleases You.


  March 2, 2007

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