A Christian is not perfect, but he is forgiven

Today’s Truth,

Micah 7:18-19 – Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.

Mark 2:5 – When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

Numbers 14:19-21 – In accordance with your great love, forgive the sin of these people, just as you have pardoned them from the time they left Egypt until now.” The Lord replied, “I have forgiven them, as you asked. Nevertheless, as surely as I live and as surely as the glory of the Lord fills the whole earth.

Some people seem to think that everyone has got to be good or bad, black or white, and there’s no gray. But the fact of the matter is that when it comes to our righteousness, there’s no such thing as black or white; we’re all gray. Nobody is all bad, and nobody is perfectly clean and white except by faith in the blood of Christ. Only Jesus is perfect and able to help us, which is why He had to come.

Nobody is ever good enough. We’re all fallible, we all make mistakes, we all commit sins, and it’s only by the grace of God that we are saved. It’s only His love and mercy and His grace and His sacrifice on Calvary that saves us. Nothing else. Nothing!

Thank God salvation doesn’t depend on how good we’ve been or even how good we are now. It only depends on our faith in the mercy and grace of Jesus Christ. In spite of all our sins and shortcomings, failures, mistakes, and unsaintliness, God still loves and forgives us. “He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities. … As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:10,12).

 

Your sweetest Melody, ❤

 

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