Posted by: missionventureministries | September 8, 2010

“AND THEIR SINS AND THEIR LAWLESS DEEDS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE.” Hebrews 10:17

The Lord, in fulfillment of His covenant of grace, treats His children as if they never sin. According to the biblical passage once you are saved and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, God sees our sin, whatever its gravity, as if they had never existed, as if they were erased from His memory. The pages are white, blotted out and there is no sin registered. What a great miracle of grace!

But how can it be for one whose works have been crimson like sin might be made “white as snow “? That seems impossible! He or she would need to be “born again.” This would require a great miracle – an investment of time – and the eradication of all past sins.

The mercy of God works wonders that surpass all miracles. Our God knows nothing of our sin after Jesus Christ has ratified His covenant. We are accounted as His children and He regards us as righteous in making us as if we were perfect and holy. Moreover, He puts us in positions of trust, makes us guardians of His honor, treasures and of His Gospel.

We are considered worthy and He gives us a ministry. This is the clearest evidence that He does not remember our sins. When we forgive our enemies, we take time in placing our trust in them; we judge that it could be unwise. But the Lord forgets our sins and treats us as if we had never offended Him.

“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18

The amazing thing is that “What is impossible with men is possible with God – said Jesus” Luke 18:27

What seems incredible human wisdom is entirely reasonable to the God of creation. He has allowed man freedom to sin (so that he too could be free to choose the law), it can never fail in its creative purpose. “For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men” (1 Corinthians 1:25).

This divine wisdom is centered in the sacrificial death and victorious resurrection of Christ, our Creator and Redeemer, who “loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood” (Revelation 1:5). As a result, now our “reasonable service” to Him is for each of us to offer ourselves to Him as “a living sacrifice” (Romans 12:1).

Today, that mercy makes me live in harmony with that forgiveness and I try to do everything that pleases my Lord.

Lord, thank you for forgiving me. I want to live close to you in thanksgiving for forgetting my sins and I want to walk more like Christ every day. Amen.

 

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