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What in the World?: The politics of forgiveness

I remember a time where I did something wrong, and it felt like a great weight upon my shoulders. Then I took my sin to the Lord and asked Him to forgive me. I felt like a great weight had been removed and in a spiritual sense that is what happened. I had experienced the power of forgiveness.

 Are you carrying the weight of your sin and feel overwhelmed by guilt and shame? If so, confess your sins before the Lord who freely forgives us. 1 John 1:9But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. [1]

The Lord Forgave the Israelites

The Israelites had sinned against the Lord because they did not trust Him to win their battles. They didn’t think they could overcome the giants and the other people that occupied the promised land. The Lord told Moses how angry He was, and Moses interceded for the people so God would not wipe them out.

Numbers 14:20Then the LORD said, “I will pardon them as you have requested.[2] Without the Lord’s forgiveness the Israelites would have been wiped out. In God’s grace He forgave them.

The Lord Jesus Forgives Us

It was because of our sin that Jesus went to the cross to pay for our sins.1 Peter 2:24Jesus personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed. [3] The depth of Jesus’ love for us is beyond our understanding. When we place our faith in Him it enables us to begin a new life. A life of faith and one that builds up the Kingdom of God.

Have you placed your faith in Jesus as your Savior? If not take time right now to ask Jesus to forgive your sins and come into your life.

We Need to Forgive Others

Because Jesus has forgiven us, He asks us to forgive others. Is there someone the Holy Spirit is prompting you to forgive?  Colossians 3:13Make allowance for each other’s faults and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.[4]  Remember the power of forgiveness.

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[1-4] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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