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The Freedom of Forgiveness | John Barrett Blog

Have you ever been mired down in sin? Seek the freedom of forgiveness. Sin is like throwing a rock in our backpack. If we just throw in a few rocks, we may not feel the wait of our sin, but what if our backpack is half full? It feels overwhelming.

God has not designed us to carry the weight of our sins. Come to the cross of Jesus and confess your sins. When we confess our sins and are forgiven it is like our backpack has been emptied. What an amazing God we have who carries our sins.

Forgiveness Lightens our Race of Life

The writer of Hebrews compares sin to a weight that slows a runner down. In order to run with endurance, he calls us to strip away that sin, repent, and be forgiven.

Hebrews 12:1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.[1]

An Immoral Woman finds the Freedom of Forgiveness

An immoral woman wept at the feet of Jesus and poured out expensive perfume on His feet. She even wiped the feet of Jesus with her hair. burden of her sin was great, her repentance was great and so was her forgiveness.

Luke 7:47 “I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.” 48 Then Jesus said to the woman, “Your sins are forgiven.” [2]

We, too, Can Find Forgiveness

As Jesus walked to the cross, He knew that all our sins would be poured out on Him. Jesus knew the only way we could be forgiven was to pay the price for our sin. This was a price we could never pay. Jesus never wavered as He was nailed to the cross where He suffered and died. His final words before He died were, “it is finished.” What was finished? Jesus’ work on the cross was finished so our sins could be forgiven.

Don’t hesitate to come to Jesus to ask Him for forgiveness. Jesus knows your sin and has already paid the price for it so you could be forgiven. Let Jesus set you free today!

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[1,2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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