July 27
The Forgiveness of Our Sins 

Psalms 103

Over the years I have heard Christians say, "I think I have committed the unpardonable sin." Their body language showed the tremendous burden of guilt they carried. Perhaps this describes you or another believer close to you.

Based on the authority of Scripture, I can tell you without reservation that God loves you, and He's forgiven everyone who has trusted Christ as Savior. The Bible says:

• Jesus' blood paid our sin debt in full, and He obtained our full pardon (Matt. 26:28). Every sin—without exception—is covered (Col. 2:13-14).

• Forgiveness is given to everyone who believes in Jesus (Acts 10:43) and remains available to all believers (1 John 1:9).

• Our pardon for sin is based on the riches of our Father's grace, which always exceeds the offense (Eph. 1:7; Rom. 5:20).

• God doesn't count past, present, or future transgressions against us (2 Cor. 5:19).

To reconcile us to Himself, God sent His Son to die in our place. He accepted Christ's sacrifice as payment-in-full for our transgressions. Forgiveness is solely on the basis of our relationship with Jesus, not on our behavior. Because of our faith in Christ's completed work on the cross, we can be assured that we have received and will continue to receive His divine mercy.

Scripture reassures us that there's no sin beyond the scope of God's pardon. This isn't a license to sin (Rom. 6:1-2). Rather, it should produce in us a passion for holiness. If you are struggling to accept God's forgiveness, read over these verses, and be thankful for such a great gift.

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