The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Being free from guilt is possible when we repent of our sins, turn toward Jesus, and ask for forgiveness. This may sound easy, but to repent, we must humble ourselves before the Lord and admit our wrongs.

You may be struggling with guilt, and our enemy satan tells you that you can’t be forgiven for what you did. Jesus died for all our sins, even those we struggle with, when He gave His life for us on the cross.

Ephesians 6:10, “A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. [1] Paul says that we are in a spiritual battle, and the enemy will deceive, condemn, and confuse us to keep us from repenting of our sins and receiving forgiveness.

Joseph’s Brothers Suffered from Guilt

Joseph’s brothers had sold him into slavery and then lied to their father about their actions. Because the brothers never confessed their sins, the guilt never went away. Unconfessed sin is an open door for the enemy to harass and condemn you for what you did. Now years later, as our story unfolds, Joseph has gone from slavery in Egypt to the second person in power next to Pharaoh.

During a severe drought, Joseph’s brothers come to purchase grain from him. Joseph recognized them and tested them to see if they had changed by accusing them of being spies. Joseph speaks to them after three days in prison, where they reveal their guilt for what they did years earlier.

Genesis 42:18 On the third day, Joseph said to them, “I am a God-fearing man. If you do as I say, you will live. 19 If you really are honest men, choose one of your brothers to remain in prison. The rest of you may go home with grain for your starving families. 20 But you must bring your youngest brother back to me. This will prove that you are telling the truth, and you will not die.” To this, they agreed. 21 Speaking among themselves, they said, “Clearly, we are being punished because of what we did to Joseph long ago.[2]

Jesus Sets Us Free

As we repent of our sins, we no longer need to feel guilt and shame, for the Lord has taken them away. God’s word says that it is not God’s purpose to condemn you. Jesus took your sins upon Himself on the cross so you could be saved, not condemned. John 3:17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world but to save the world through him. [3] God’s grace and mercy extend forgiveness to each person to free them from sin and guilt. John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.[4]

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

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