Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Celebrate His forgetfulness

"but Your love has delivered me from the Pit of destruction, 
for You have thrown all my sins behind Your back." 

Isaiah 38:17 (HCSB)

I hate it when I forget things.  I forget people's names.  I forget appointments.  Sometimes I forget promises or commitments.  Forgetting really irritates me.

But in the Christ followers life there is one time that we celebrate forgetfulness.  It's not ours but God's.  God intentionally forgets our sin.  He throws it behind His back.  When God forgives us, He doesn't want to be reminded of our sins of the past.  The truth is He doesn't want us to remember them either.  Don't carry around the guilt of past sin because it is forgiven.  God is not keeping a list so we should not either.

He has delivered.  He has forgiven.  He has forgotten!  Celebrate His forgetfulness!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

How far?

As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. 
Psalm 103:12 (HCSB) 

God's grace for us is amazing.  His willingness to forgive us is beyond our comprehension.  This little verse from the Psalms is a wonderful reminder of how far God removes our sin from us.  While we sometimes remember the sins of our past, God has removed them from us.  Never to come back to us. 
 How far is the east from the west?  The two never shall meet.  Our sin will never be placed on our back again.  Jesus has taken our sin and He has removed them.

Now the point for us today is this:  If He has removed our sin and He intends never for us to have to deal with it again.  Then we need to leave our guilt and the sin itself alone.  Don't pick it up again!  Stop feeling guilt for what God has already forgiven and dealt with.