09 October 2015

Daily Bible Study—1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9, EMTV)


A1 Outline

B1 Conditional sentence 2. 1 John 1:9

C1 If

D1 We confess

E1 Our sins

C2 Main clause

D1 He is

E1 Faithful

E2 Just

F1 To

G1 Forgive

H1 Us

H2 Our sins

G2 Cleanse

H1 Us

H2 From all unrighteousness

A2 Notes

B1 Words

C1 Confess

D1 The Greek word is ὁμολογέω

D2 It means to agree with, acknowledge, confess.

D3 In this case to agree with God's appraisal and according to God's standards.

D4 The New Testament has over 1,000 rules.

D5 "I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be restrained. You asked, 'Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?' therefore I have uttered that which I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I didn't know. You said, 'Listen, now, and I will speak; I will question you, and you will answer me.' I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you. Therefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes." (Job 42:2-6, WEB)

C2 Sin

D1 The Greek word is ἀμαρτία

D2 The Daily Bible Study on 1 John 1:8 explains this word.

D3 Cross references

E1 Jesus responded, "I assure you: Everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin. (John 8:34, HCSB)

E2 When He comes, He will convict the world about sin, righteousness, and judgment: About sin, because they do not believe in Me; (John 16:8-9, HCSB)

C3 Faithful

D1 The Greek word is πιστός pistos.

D2 It means faithful and trustworthy.

D3 An example would be a faithful, trustworthy, worker or messenger.

D4 "Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? (Matthew 24:45, ESV2011)

D5 A truthful witness will not lie, but a false witness pours out lies. (Proverbs 14:5, WEB)

C4 Just

D1 The Greek word is δίκαιος dikaios.

D2 It means just, righteous, correct.

D3 It has the idea of conforming to a standard, not only in mind and attitude but also action.

D4 If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of Him. (1 John 2:29, EMTV)

D5 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grape clusters from thorns, or figs from thistles? Thus every good tree produces good fruit, but a corrupt tree produces evil fruit. A good tree cannot produce evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit. (Matthew 7:16-18, EMTV)

C5 Forgive

D1 The Greek word is ἀφίημι aphiemi

D2 It means to send away.

D3 Sin is sent away from us. It has no effect on us on Judgment Day.

D4 God is just because He is the Law giver and because Jesus suffered for our sins.

D5 They refused to obey and were not mindful of the wonders that you performed among them, but they stiffened their neck and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them. (Nehemiah 9:17ESV)

D6 To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name." (Acts 10:43ESV)

C6 Cleanse

D1 The Greek word is καθαρίζω katharizo

D2 It means to clean or make clean. It is applied to physical, ethical, and spiritual conditions.

D3 The cleaning is because sin makes us spiritually unclean. God alone can clean. No human or organization can clean.

D4 For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling those having been defiled, sanctifies for the purity of the flesh, by how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works in order that we might serve the living God? (Hebrews 9:13-14, EMTV)

D5 And made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. (Acts 15:9, EMTV)

C7 Unrighteousness

D1 The Greek word is ἀδικία adikia

D2 It means injustice and unrighteousness. Injustice would be as a corrupt judge (Luke 18:6). Unrighteousness is not doing what is right (Matthew 22:25, 2 Thessalonians 2:10, etc.).

D3 'I will cleanse them from all their iniquity by which they have sinned against Me, and I will pardon all their iniquities by which they have sinned and by which they have transgressed against Me. (Jeremiah 33:8, NKJV)

D4 But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (Hebrews 9:11-14, NKJV)

A3 Questions

B1 How important is confession?

B2 Who do we confess to first?

B3 Who is the Law Giver?

B4 What attitude is shown when we confess our sins?

B5 How does God's faithfulness in forgiving us affect you?

B6 Is there any reason to feel guilty after God has forgiven and cleanse us?

B7 What do we do when we remember our sins?

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