12.6.20 – Daily Dose of Worship. A study on prayer. Part 22. Free.

DEVOTION: “I certainly believe that a sin once repented and forgiven, is gone, annihilated, burnt up in a fire of Divine Love, white as snow. There is no harm continuing to bewail it, express sorrow for it, but not to ask for pardon for that you already have, one’s sorrow for being that sort of person. Your conscience need not be burdened with it in the sense of feeling that you have an unsettled account, but you can still in a sense be patiently and contentedly humbled by it.” (Pg27)

I am forgiven. Plain and simple.

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. – Ephesians 4:32

And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” – Mark 11:25

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

Forgiven. Period.

There is no other way to state it. We are forgiven. As Lewis points out, yes, we can continue to feel sorrow and feel remorse but…at the end of it all, we are forgiven. This sin is gone. It is no longer “on the record” as they say.

Our Father sent Jesus to be the propitiation for our sins.

Believe that today and be free.

5 Comments

  1. Margaret K on December 6, 2020 at 1:47 am

    One translation says that once we repent God throws it in the Sea of Forgetfulness and remembers it no more.
    The problem is that we remember it and the devil loves to remind us of it. Especially when it is something that we’ve done and been forgiven of before. Maybe multiple times before.
    This is an area I struggle with. I know that God loves me and has forgiven me (maybe multiple times for the same issue) but sometimes it’s hard to forgive myself.
    I can quote the Scriptures Dave listed above and others in the same topic but still, it’s hard sometimes,

  2. Jon Blume on December 6, 2020 at 11:20 am

    Rest in his amazing love and faithfulness and know that you are forgiven. Trust in him and be more of him and less of you. Amen

  3. Suzanne on December 6, 2020 at 11:29 am

    I was reading Ephesians 1 this morning. I got to verse 10, and then read it again. I wanted to fully understand it so I read it again. I grabbed another translation; I ended up reading 5 translations. There is so much here…
    Paul is talking to those “in Christ” those of us who have chosen be identified not as our selves but as Christ in us. We were, through Christ, chosen before the earth was created, adopted, given blessings and an inheritance, made blameless all for God’s good pleasure. This is already in place This is God’[s word, this is his will.
    I see why people read these verses over and over…to understand and believe this is life changing. I want these words ..beyond all questioning

    .I chose to quote The Message version, it was simple and to the point.
    Ephesians
    1-2 I, Paul, am under God’s plan as an apostle, a special agent of Christ Jesus, writing to you faithful believers in Ephesus. I greet you with the grace and peace poured into our lives by God our Father and our Master, Jesus Christ.
    The God of Glory
    3-6 How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He’s the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.
    7-10 Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free people—free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free! He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need, letting us in on the plans he took such delight in making. He set it all out before us in Christ, a long-range plan in which everything would be brought together and summed up in him, everything in deepest heaven, everything on planet earth.

  4. Peggy F on December 6, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Amen ! The glorious truth, forgiven ! ” Father forgive them, for they know not what they do”!. I pray to always extend the mercy of forgiveness to others, as it was extended to me, and to myself as well.!

  5. Sherri Hardesty on December 8, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    thank you God for your forgiveness , dont know where i would be without it .

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