Oh To Be Wise Meditations
LORD, how many times will you forgive me? I do the same dumb sin over and over again. I let my mind wander and my heart becomes weak. Sin gets born in me so quickly. Yet you are always willing to forgive me. Though seven is a good whole number, you say 70 times 7 I should give, which is beyond my comprehension. The question then becomes will I always be willing to confess and repent. I was born forgiven actually, Jesus was the lamb slain before the foundations of the world. So I must repent 70 times 7 to honor God's mercy and grace. It is foolish to say we are perfect from sin. But a new life in Christ the believer has power to live a holy life. Reversing from sin and death into spirit and life. Its the supernatural power of Holy Spirit living in us. As we confess our sins we are repenting and changing. Sin will become so uncomfortable in your life that either we walk by faith continually into victory. Or we stop confessing and find our way out of repentance and don't respond to God's continued forgiveness in Jesus. Its amazing to me how God can forgive so much yet sinful humanity does not want to be forgiven. The guilt and shame of things starts to become pride and rebellion. Taking advantage of the goodness of God and trying to twist his arm towards your own purpose and desire. God will not be mocked as much as many think they can sneak a fast one pass God. We need to allow the grace of God to renew us and change us. If not, the flesh will draw us away from the unlimited mercy God has provided in Christ. You have been forgiven and set free. Now as you go and live your life in honor of Jesus, go and sin more. Let the love of God be the strength you need to ask for forgiveness. Our God, no one is like you. We are all that is left of your chosen people, and you freely forgive our sin and guilt. You don't stay angry forever; you're glad to have pity and pleased to be merciful. You will trample on our sins and throw them in the sea.
Meditate Matt. 18:22