Reaching out to Central New York in the name of Jesus Christ

A Word for Today

How far is the east from the west?

Forget That!

Psalm 103:12 …as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
 
The Lord is concerned not only about how I appear before Him, but also with how I think about myself while I appear before Him.  I can’t enter His presence and worship effectively with a guilty conscience. The blessing described in Hebrews chapter 10 lays out our New Testament relationship with God through Christ.
 

Hebrews 10:17  …I will never again remember their sins and lawless deeds,
and,
Hebrews 10:22  …For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water.

Jesus, by His sacrifice, allows God to forgive my sins, and He has also chosen to forget them. So just as I believe that I am forgiven, I must actively forgive myself and also, by faith, forget my sin like God did. The clear conscience that results enables me to appear before Him in heartfelt worship.
 
As is often said nowadays, “Just let that sink in for a minute.” How great is our God! 
 
Who hasn’t at times struggled with a guilty conscience? If you have confessed your sin to the Lord, then deliberately forget about it.  He did.