Worried about your sin?
Feeling guilty today? Wondering how God can forgive you for committing that same sin again? How does God view your sin? Listen to these word pictures about our sin from Transforming Grace by Jerry Bridges:
Our condition was hopeless, but God intervened in grace.
So when God says He removes our transgressions from us as far as the east is from the west, He is saying they have been removed an infinite distance from us.
In His relationship, to us as the moral Governor and Judge of mankind, God has put our sins behind His back.
So it is with our sins. God has hurled them into the depths of the sea to be lost forever, never to be recovered, never to be held against us.
It has been blotted out, never to be seen again. This is what God does with our sins. When you trust in Jesus Christ as your Savior, God removes your record from the file. He doesn't keep it there or daily add the long list of sins you continue to commit even as a Christian.
The blotting out of our transgressions is a legal act. The rememebering them no more is a relastional act.
Will you accept that God not only saves you by His grace through Christ but also deals with you day by day by His grace?
Are you experiencing both the peace of God that comes with salvation and the joy of God that comes with living by grace each day? If not, you may be saved by grace, but you are living by works.