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Call on the Holy Spirit

My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

1 John 2:1 (NKJV)

On the cross, Jesus Christ bore the burden of our sins, which means He paid the consequences for us. While some see this as freedom to continue to sin, because the consequences will always rest on the cross. Others, even if they do not consider it a freedom, believe that it is a reality of life that they cannot avoid. A path that is therefore unavoidable.

Whether it is one or the other of the two ways of thinking, John teaches us the opposite in this verse. He first shows us that sin can be avoided by giving the reason for his letter to his readers: "That you may not sin." Then he tells us what Jesus will do if we sin: “He will defend us before God.” The point here is that even though we are sinful by nature, we do not have to live in sin.

You might ask: what should I do to avoid it? The Bible clearly tells us that God had provided a way out of this situation in His plan of salvation. This plan is none other than the presence of the Holy Spirit to guide us and teach us the desire of God's heart to sanctify us and cleanse us from all sin. When you consider yourself a sinner, instead of accepting Satan's lies to get you to sin, call on the Holy Spirit to help you get out of it as quickly as possible.

May the grace and the peace of God be with you all.

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