You Have a Sin Problem // Isaiah 59:2

This week we are exploring the five questions I ask persons who come to faith in Christ and for baptism. Yesterday, we looked at how God created every single one of us to be a one-of-a-kind. God knew the world needed a you for the specific time and space you occupy. The reality, though, is we have a problem that breaks that relationship with God where we can struggle to comprehend — if not downright miss — the love God has for us. That, my friends, is called, sin. Sin is a Greek archery term that means, to miss the target. We can miss the target when we don’t aim properly, or even when we do but don’t take environmental conditions into account. The Bible tells us that God cannot even look upon sin (Habakkuk 1:13), so what are we to do? The answer is found in 1 John 1:9, “But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.” Our confession opens God’s compassion. God forgives us and restores that connection. So, will you take a few moments this morning to confess your sin before God? Then praise Him for being faithful to forgive us and cleanse us from all wickedness. Tomorrow, we will look at what (or WHO) it is that makes this wash cycle possible.