8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1 John 1:8
Happy Friday! Today is the 16th day of Christmas, and we are looking at how Jesus was the truth. This verse especially points out what happens when we lie—the truth is not in us.
This season of Christmas is all about how the Lord came. It’s about our faith and how it was made whole with the story of Jesus. We believe in the father and the son and the spirit.
Now we have a perfect manual to life, and we have the truth that lives on the inside of us. Jesus’ gift to us was grace and truth.
17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
If we know, He is the truth, and we know when we lie, the truth is not in us; what we need to hold onto today is acknowledging that even when we sin, it’s better to admit the sin than it is to pretend that it is not there. We have to be all in with our faith. It means handing him over every part and allowing him to be a part of our lives, in the good and the bad.
Whatever we are facing today, let us not be self-righteous, but let us be righteous. Let us be led by the spirit, by the truth that lives within us.
Father God, thank you for the gift of your son, and thank you for the gift of the spirit. Lord, today we ask that you look over us. Nudge us when we are being self-righteous and point us to your divinity. Let us grow to be more like your son each day, holding onto the truth and the grace given to us. We ask this all in your son’s mighty name, AMEN!