Crossroad Bible Study

April 7th, 2009

No More Guilt

Posted by Hannah Venable in Uncategorized  Tagged 1 John 3:11-4:21

And by this we know that we are of the truth, and persuade our hearts before him, because if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.

There are some of us who struggle with feeling guilty often. And then there are some of us who are too prideful to feel bad for things. Christ already paid for it, right?

But to those of us who struggle with guilt, I thought this verse would be very comforting. Often, we may feel that our hearts our condemning us. But we are not condemned! God is greater than our hearts and His judgement is what really counts! Sometimes, we may feel that we should feel bad for something because then we know that ‘we are good’ because we feel bad. I know that sounds weird but I bet others can identify with that. We judge ourselves based on our own judgment rather than God’s. So, sometimes, it is in pride that we feel guilty because we feel better about ourselves in our guilt. But, in reality, sometimes the humble attitude is one that accepts God’s grace upon us. We trust the Lord’s judgment, even though He judges us clean. And we trust that He knows everything and yet, has still pardoned us.

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