“If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world” (1 John 1:10; 2:1-2).
“I remember last summer I was rather amused listening to an address. The speaker was telling of a little girl who had been left by her parents with another family while they were away, and when at last the mother and father returned for her and she was on her way home, she said to
her father: "Daddy, there are four little boys at that house where I have been staying."
"Yes, I knew that," he said.
"Daddy, they have family worship there every night."
"I'm glad to hear that."
"Daddy, every night their father prays for those four little boys."
"That is very nice."
"He prays, Daddy, that God will make them good boys, and that they won't do anything naughty," said the little one.
"That is very nice."
She was silent a moment and then said, "But, Daddy, He hasn't done it yet."
There are a great many folk like that. We are praying that God will make us good, that God will make us holy, that our lives may be lives of victory, but I am afraid that many of us have to confess that "God hasn't done it yet." We recognize the fact that we fail. Our hearts are nearly broken by our failures.
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