Friday, February 25, 2011

My Beloved

As a Father has compassion on his children, even so do I have compassion on those who fear Me. I do not treat you as your sins deserve or repay you according to your iniquities. Instead, I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist.

So stop dwelling in the past. You spend too much time reviewing your sins of days gone by. I keep no record of such matters. If I did, you truly would not be able to stand. But I have forgiven you of your sins. All of them!

Or do you think that I may have missed something? Don't do this to yourself. You need to know, once and for all, that the blood of Jesus has paid the price for your sins. Confess your sins to Me, rather than rehearsing them to yourself over and over again. Acknowledge your sin to Me and do not cover up your iniquity. Confess your transgressions to Me and I will forgive the guilt of your sin. And I mean all sin.

Do not trivialize the death and sacrifice of My son with self-condemnation. Instead, trust in Jesus and receive forgiveness of your sins through His name.

If My son sets you free, you are free indeed. So forget the former things. Do not dwell on your past failings. If I do not remember your sins anymore, then why should you?

The NIV Worship Bible, "My Beloved"
Ps 32:5; 103:10,13; 130:3-4; Isa 43:18,25; 44:22; Jn 8:36; Ac 10:43; 1Jn 1:7

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