The Daystar Devotional 2004-07-28

July 28, 2004

“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3: 23)

Precious Disciple of Jesus Christ, the Daystar,

The Apostle Paul wrote that he struggled with doing the things he didn’t want to do and not doing the things he wanted to do (Romans 7: 19). This struggle is something we all face as followers of Jesus Christ. It is the struggle between the spirit and the flesh.

Unfortunately, even after we ccept Christ as Savior and Lord, there are times we will fall into sin. At such times, we may be tempted to run away from Go because we feel guilty or ashamed. But running away is the wrong thing to do.

When we sin, we should immediately run to God in repentance, confessing our sin before Him. If our sin involves another person, we must go to that person, at the first available opportunity, and ask forgiveness of the wrong we have inflicted.

David the Psalmist sinned against God, yet God called him a man after His own heart. Why? The reason is that David admitted his sin, repented of it, and did his best to make amends to the people he wronged. As we follow David’s example, we, too, will be people after God’s own heart.

Your sister in Christ,

Dr. MaryAnn Diorio
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…Exalting Jesus Christ, and Him Alone…