Grace and more grace!
As the prophet Micah wrote regarding God’s intention to restore His unfaithful people Israel, “You will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea” (Micah 7:19).
Today Christ offers the same grace. As Peter told those who had clamored for Jesus’ death, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38).
And for Christians who sin after conversion: “. . . if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin . . . . If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:7, 9).
What forgiveness means
It means we don’t have to keep carrying around an unbearable load of guilt.
It means we can experience God’s grace instead of His wrath.
It means we don’t have to go to hell.
It means we have a future—something to live for and so much to look forward to.
What a relief!
From his own personal experience with God, David wrote, “How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered” (Psalm 32:1).
Somewhere on the ocean floor of God’s fathomless grace, David’s sins lie buried.
Ours can lie there right beside his.
And no sonar will find them—ever.
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/
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