“Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.” (Psalm 51:7)
“How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word. With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might sin against You.” (Psalm 119:9-11)
“O Israel, hope in the LORD; for with the LORD there is mercy, and with Him is abundant redemption. And He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.” (Psalm 130:7-8)
“Come now, and let us reason together, says the LORD, though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18)
“Who is a God like You, pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in mercy He will again have compassion on us and will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.” (Micah 7:18-19)
“And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My Body.’ Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.’” (Matthew 26:26-28)
“Then Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.’” (Acts 2:38-39)
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)
“…so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5:21)
“Likewise, you also, reckon yourself to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:11)
“But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves to God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:22-23)
“… who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness – by whose stripes you were healed. For you were like sheep going astray but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.” (1 Peter 2:24-25)
Further Scripture Readings: 1 Corinthians 15:56-57; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 2:19-20; Galatians 3:22; Ephesians 1:7-9; Ephesians 2:5-7; Colossians 1:13-14; Colossians 1:22; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 2:14-18: Hebrews 9:15; Hebrews 9:26-28; James 5:13-16; 1 Peter 2:24-25; 1 Peter 4:8; 1 John 1:7; 1 John 1:9; 1 John 2:1-2; 1 John 4:9-10; 1 John 5:18
Lord, You are the almighty Creator of the universe, and I praise and worship You alone. You are forever in charge of my thoughts and in control of my life, and I will always be your servant. Lord, help me to always to discern what is good and right from what is wrong and evil. Help me to put the whole armor of God so that I can stand during such a time as these. I want to be in Your presence daily seeking Your guidance and direction via Your Holy Spirit. Lord, I want to always be able to hear Your voice speaking to my heart. Help me never to neglect reading Your Word daily or Your ways. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.
All Scripture verses are taken from the New King James Version of the Holy Bible.
By Constance A. Burns, NAAV Contributor for Moments of Meditation and Spiritual Readings; email: firstname.lastname@example.org