March 11, 2024

No Record of Wrongs

Devotion for the week...

When you’ve done wrong in the past, have you ever been blindsided by the person you hurt bringing it up again, long after you thought you were forgiven? It doesn’t feel good. Even worse, after that happens it’s hard to not worry it will be used against you again in the future, so you feel like you always have that hanging over your head.
God doesn’t do that to us. He doesn’t hold anything against us after we have been forgiven. He doesn’t keep a record of our wrongs so He can remind us of how we hurt Him before and He doesn’t use those past wrongs to make us feel bad about ourselves today. We know this because Paul wrote, “So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1). 
God could heap condemnation on our heads for all the wrong we’ve done, but He chooses not to. He could remind us of our sins, but He chooses not to. He could make us feel guilty every day, but He chooses not to. Instead, He tells us that, once we belong to Jesus, He doesn’t condemn us at all.  
Instead of condemnation, God offers us grace; freely given and without limit |
Instead of condemnation, He offers us grace. Freely given and without limit, He gives us grace to cover all the wrong we have done and will ever do, with no chance of those wrongs being thrown in our faces at some point in the future. How amazing is that?

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