BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY: “Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and on our God, for he will forgive freely. – Isaiah 55:7
A freely forgiving God
by Lynette Kittle
Who deserves to be forgiven? When it comes to presidential pardons and the like, there’s always a lot of debate about who is considered worthy to receive it.
In the workings of the global system, it is often convicted individuals with connections to the right people, or those whose freedom is part of a strategic political statement or agenda, who end up being pardoned.
Unlike the system of mankind, isn’t it wonderful news that God freely forgives, not based on who you know or whether you fit into a political agenda, but rather based on who God is and your priceless value to Him?
Many have the idea that God sits in heaven with a big hammer just waiting for you to mess up so he can make you pay for your sins.
This distorted image of God could not be further from the truth. Timothy 2:3,4 describes how God wants all men to be saved and to know His truth.
God’s heart for you is to forgive you and it doesn’t depend on what you have done or haven’t done. More so, you don’t have to have celebrities or political connections, or do anything to earn it.
It has already dealt with the death sentence of sin through the death of Jesus on the cross, but it is up to you to receive it. Colossians 2:13,14 explains how when you were dead in your sins, He forgave you and canceled the charges against you, took him away and nailed him to the cross.
As Romans 8:2 explains, “Through Christ Jesus the life-giving law of the Spirit has set you free from the law of sin and death.”
When God takes care of your pain, it is complete. John 8:36 states, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
Forgiving the guilty comes from God. Acts 13:38 says, “Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is spoken unto you.
In addition to freeing you from the death penalty of sin, God’s forgiveness leads you to holiness and eternal life (Romans 6:22).
If you have not accepted Jesus as your Savior and received God’s forgiveness for your sins, consider “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23).
“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! (2 Corinthians 9:15)
Lynette Kittle is married with four daughters. She enjoys writing about faith, marriage, parenthood, relationships, and life. Her writing has been published by Focus on the Family, Decision, Today’s Christian Woman, iBelieve.com, kirkcameron.com, Ungrind.org, and more. She holds a Masters in Communication from Regent University and is an Associate Producer for Soul Check TV.
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