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Our Sins

June 12, 2016

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Our  Sins

Our sins  can be very troublesome.     We cannot  make them go away  with ever so many acts  of penance.     We can’t hide them  from God’s  all-seeing eyes.     We cannot eventually pay  for them  after eons of time  in some sort  of purgatory  or place  of a second chance.     And…….  we cannot stop doing them.     We can try  with all our might,  but we still find ourselves sinning  in thoughts,  words,  and deeds.

We cannot do anything  about our sins  —  but God can and did  in Christ Jesus.     In spite  of what God has done  for everyone  in Christ,  there are still religious groups  and individuals  who claim  Jesus cannot cleanse us  from absolutely all  of our sins.     They are self-righteously  calling God Almighty a liar.     How so?

God’s eternal word  plainly  and repeatedly tell us all  that He  —  and He alone  —  can and does  take away all  of our sins  when we believe and trust  in Jesus.     Just a few examples are:

Iniquities prevail against me;
As for our transgressions,  You forgive them      Psalm 65:3

Of Him  all the prophets bear witness  that through His name  everyone  who believes  in Him  receives forgiveness  of sins.       Acts 10:43

If we confess  our sins,  He is faithful  and righteous  to forgive us  our sins  and to cleanse us  from all unrighteousness.       1 John 1:9

Why should anyone  deny the truths  of forgiveness  that are so often repeated  in God’s word?     Are they counting  on the people  to not read God’s word?     Do they want  to assert power  over the lives  of other people?

In place of that,  we are able  to read God’s word  for ourselves  and rejoice  in His truths.     We don’t have to allow  any mere sinner  to have control over  God’s truths  for our lives.     It’s as  Peter  and the apostles  told the religious leaders  in Acts 5:29,

We must obey God  rather than men.

As we live  in the freedom  of God’s eternal word,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  thank You  for setting us free  from all our sins.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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