1 John 2:12 - Forgiven
The Upward Look
© Copyright 2006, Max D. Hutto,
“I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of His name.”
1 John 2:12 HCSB
John is writing to little children because they have been forgiven by Jesus. “Little children” could mean physically or spiritually young children. John however is a very old man as he writes to those who are younger; therefore, he uses this term of endearment to describe all believers regardless of age. All believers have had their sins forgiven, a past event with the results continuing on into the future. They have been forgiven through the name, or character, of Jesus. Jesus forgives sins based on His loving sacrifice on the cross.
Lord Jesus, I am forever grateful for the forgiving of my sins. I am forgiven and cleansed by Your blood shed on Calvary.
April 21, 2006
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