He will remember our sins no more
Hebrews 10:17-23 then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin. Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised, is faithful.
Colossians 1:13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
WOW! Isn’t that wonderful? Powerful? Amazing? We are sinners. Our base nature is to be sinful–selfish, wilful, judgmental, gossipy, full of foul thoughts and language and destructive to ourselves and others. No other animal is as destructive as we humans. So sad.
But although God created us in His image, He wanted us to be obedient, good , kind, and loving toward one another. But because Satan floats enticing sin amidst us, we somehow crave the darker things of life. So most of the people chose to sin.
However, our God creator had a means of ‘saving’ us from ourselves and our darkness. He sent the Light, the Truth, and the Way, His holy and sinless Son to die for us and our sins, so we could be forgiven. And not just forgiveness, our sins are no longer remembered. And that too, is not the way most humans act and feel.
Yes, we may forgive another, sometimes, several times…but we do not forget the offense. It is tucked away, and can rear up as an ugly memory at times. When that happens, we can verbalize and remind and bring up the offense to the one who made it, yes, that one we ‘forgave,’ or make known the offense to others. We gossip about others–assuring ourselves we are enlisting other friends to help, or spreading the news in the hopes of ‘helping.’
Yet, we can still act in a selfish manner–on the roadway maybe not allowing someone to enter in front of you, snatching the last box of something on a shelf when you’ve seen someone else eyeing it, taking the last piece of dessert when you’ve already had several, not giving to needs of someone else–food banks, church, military programs, pet shelters, medical care for others, and the list goes on. Sometimes we are selfish because we have the time and means to give of it, but it is easier to write a check, or throw in some cash, and feel ‘done, good job.’ The truly good job comes if we do more than write a check. We put ourselves into action, doing a task, giving ourselves.
And yet, God offered us a way to be forgiven and to constantly improve our lives and our RELATIONSHIP with Him. That is the most coveted to those who have chosen to love Jesus, to want Him in their life; To develop an intimacy. It’s so fulfilling to get to know Him better, to have a relationship, not just send up a few prayers of need and perhaps thanks, but to talk with, share your hurts, thoughts, fears, desires and all. That’s what God wants. He desires a RELATIONSHIP with us. Yes, He knows your thoughts, conflicts, fears, and all before you ever bring them to Him. But He still wants you to seek Him with the desire of knowing Him intimately.
But even if you don’t do your best to seek Him, He is there, waiting and willing to be your all. But the feeling of peace, love, and intimacy grows and deepens. Try it.
I promise you will get back more than you will ever give up by seeking and searching for Him.
I want a closer and deeper relationship with Him for ‘mybellaviews.’