August 11, 2010

Forgiveness of God

Written by Wisdom Hunters

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- August 11, 2010

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.” Ephesians 1:7

The forgiveness of God is far reaching and without limitations to anyone who believes. He forgives the worst of sinners and the best of saints. Atheists, adulterers, murders, liars, the hot tempered and the mild mannered can all receive the free forgiveness of their heavenly Father. The good, the bad and the ugly are all candidates for God’s grace.

Jesus Christ’s death on the cross bought us back or redeemed us from the penalty of sin. By faith in Him we no longer have to be burdened by our own indiscretions against Almighty God. All sins of omission, commission and sins of ignorance can be laid at the foot of the cross and left for our Lord’s pardon. Have you been freed by His forgiveness?

Will God forgive years of religious neglect? Yes. Will God forgive a life that lives for itself alone? Yes. Will the Lord forgive divorce, irresponsible living and laziness? Yes. Will he forgive my chronic complaining, my bad attitude and my tendency to gossip? Yes. And is my pride in my good works and my self-sufficiency covered by Christ’s blood? Yes. God will forgive anything that is enemies of His grace. His death gives peace.

“For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross” (Colossians 1:19-20).

Forgiveness is free to all who believe, but it came at great cost in Christ’s death. God gave His son for our salvation from sin. So, have you personally appropriated faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord? If so, since your salvation do you regularly bow to Him in confession for cleansing of your heart? Un-confessed sin clouds clear thinking.

Since you have believed, you are rich in God’s grace and you have a robust remedy for sin. Do you take advantage of your Lord’s forgiveness? As a Christian do you daily sit at the feet of your Savior and receive freedom through His forgiveness? At the cross you were set free from the eternal penalty of sin, and now His forgiveness frees you from the guilt of sin. Jesus said, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36).

“Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you” (Acts 13:38).

Have I trusted Jesus for the salvation of my sins? What hidden sins do I need to repent of and confess to Him?

Related Readings: Matthew 26:28; Acts 26:17-19; Romans 6:18-22; Hebrews 9:15

Boyd Bailey is the author of Wisdom Hunters daily devotional and two devotional books, Infusion and Seeking Daily the Heart of God


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