Freely and Fully Forgiven

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

If you could know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God had completely forgiven you, what reason would you have to keep feeling guilty? Absolutely none.

And God offers exactly that: complete and total forgiveness, no matter what you have done. Jesus willingly took your sins and mine upon Himself, and He paid the penalty we deserved. The bible puts it this way: “For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ”  (2 Corinthians 5:21 NLT)

We don’t need to wonder if we’ve been forgiven; we don’t need to carry around a burden of guilt. If memories from the past return, immediately remind yourself of the truth of 1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” Then thank God for forgiving you, freely and fully, because of Christ’s sacrifice for you. (Excerpt from Billy Graham, Wisdom for Each Day)

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