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May 23, 2024

GRACE IS FREE!



TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sake and will never think of them again.

Isaiah 43:25 NLT

 

TODAY’S THOUGHT

How does God want to treat our sins and failures?

 

Does God want us to mope around in defeat and suffering because of past sins in our lives? Does God want to punish us to balance our sin with pain?

 

I believe the Word of God paints a picture of a loving Heavenly Father Who is interested in forgiving our sins and never thinking of them again. The moment we confess our sins—that means we admit we are wrong—God forgives us. Then we must take the second step—repentance. Repentance means we walk away from the sin.

 

Through confession and repentance, we are freed from our sins. God does not keep some ledger to see if we have been punished enough for our sins. God says it is His desire to “Blot out our sins” and “never think of them again.”

 

Perhaps the bigger problem we must deal with is blotting our sins out of our own memory. Satan seems to be very good at constantly bringing up our sins and failures. He knows he can damage our faith in the future by getting us to focus on the failures of our past. 

 

I was not raised with a good understanding of grace. It was all about legalism. We had to obey the list of things we were not supposed to do. Only by obeying the list could we be worthy of God’s grace.

 

But if I must do something to get the “free gift” of grace then it is not really a free gift. If it is free, it cannot be earned. 

 

Grace is free! Through confession and repentance, we can be free.

 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Holy Spirit show me anything in my life that is not in alignment with You. Empower me to confess and repent today. Then help me to see myself as God sees me. 

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I’m grateful for the grace of God.

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So thankful for God’s grace . I’ve been struggling this month and this message really came to me when it needed to . I really Thank God for His grace.

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