I am writing to you, little children, because your sins are forgiven for his name's sake.
1 John 2:12 ESV
This is a great verse. John is writing to the church letting them know that he wants them to remember something very important, their sins have been forgiven. This verse is just as significant to us today. Because we too have had our “sins forgiven for his name's sake”.
When we think about it, so much of what is written in the New Testament is because our sins are forgiven for His name's sake. Paul, Peter, James, Jude and John all wrote letters to encourage the faithful to remain faithful. They wanted their readers to remember where they came from and where they stand in Christ. These letters serve the same purpose for us today. They are written to us so that we can know how to remain faithful. They are written to remind us that we have been forgiven and we need to live like we have been forgiven.
Everything we need to know about how to become a Christian and remain a Christian is found in those letters written to the church. We are truly blessed to have the Gospels, Acts , Romans and all the letters that have come down to us over the centuries. The Christian faith is an ancient and rich faith. The Christian faith was once for all delivered as Jude says in his letter. There is nothing new on the horizon, we have everything that God's wants us to have for a faithful walk in Christ.
Today, let's commit to rereading the Gospels, Acts and all the epistles (letters) to find that rich heritage that has been given to us in Christ by those He chose to pass on the faith.
© 2013 Leo J. Woodman