Living Life God's Way 7/3/2006; Confessions, Guilt, Freedom, Peace
- +Living Life God's Way+
Christ's death on the cross included a sacrifice for all our sins,
past, present, and future. Every sin that you will ever commit has
already been paid for. All of our sins were future when Christ died
two thousand years ago. There is no sin that you will ever commit that
has not already been included in Christ's death.
Erwin W. Lutzer
Confessions, Guilt, Freedom, Peace
He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper,
But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.
God is not an accountant whose primary purpose is to keep records
of all of our sins. We carry within us the accumulation of our
unconfessed sins. We are our own record and He reads us. God is only
interested in freeing us from the sins and not in building up a big case
against us. When we "conceal." (do not repent) our sins and behavior, we
block God's design. Therefore, we will not "prosper," meaning the things
of God cannot be added to our lives. That which we retain within our
walls of unconfession, blocks the passages of freedom, peace, love, joy
and contentment. We cannot release our sin and guilt unless we also
renounce the part of our nature that caused them.
Prayer: God, look within my mind and point out everything that is
between us. I open myself completely for Your inspection. I renounce my
nature that committed them. Amen.
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