Psalm 103:12 (NKJV)
As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
“Guilty!” your subconscious whispers to you as you agonise over a past sin. Sometimes portrayed morbidly through paintings and music, guilt can be a devastating emotion. But for Christians, guilt should drive us to confession and forgiveness.
King David was a man after God’s own heart, yet he succumbed to adultery. Whatever fleeting enjoyment he experienced with Bathsheba was annihilated by the agony of his guilt. And in his quest to cover up his sin, murder was committed. When David finally confessed his sin, God stepped in and offered His forgiveness.
Writing to the Colossian church, the apostle Paul portrayed God’s forgiveness as “having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.” Colossians 2:14 (NKJV) They Greek word used for handwriting refers to the handwritten certificate of debt signed by a debtor. In Colossians Paul is saying that, just as wiping ink of a piece of paper erases debt, God’s forgiveness permanently erases our sin.
Don’t allow lingering sin to rob you of the blessings that are yours in Christ.
Your debt has been erased.
I really want to encourage you to be diligent with your Bible study time, because God has so much more for us than we can get from just going to church once or twice a week and hearing someone else talk about the Word. When you spend time with God, your life will change in amazing ways, because God is a Redeemer. There’s nothing that’s too hard for Him, and He can make you whole, spirit, soul and body!
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