Forgiven By The One Whose Opinion Matters

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

If we claim Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, then we are forgiven by the one whose opinion matters. Although that is a true statement of fact, sometimes we allow people and things in our lives to make us wonder. Make us doubt. Make us question if we truly are forgiven for our sins. You know … the REALLY big ones we don’t want anyone to know about.

Sometimes we allow Satan to step into our minds and tell us we are guilty; we will never be forgiven. We listen to the accuser’s condemnation and feel unworthy and forget we are God’s Beloved purchased at a costly expense.

All of Satan’s lies and accusations are hogwash. Pure and simple. And we need to stop listening to him. We need to listen to the truth of who we are in Jesus. We are redeemed and forgiven by the only one whose opinion matters.

Jesus knows us inside and out. He knows each and every single time we sin. He knows when we truly repent. Jesus is the only one qualified to judge us, and he tells us we are no longer condemned because he took our guilt, our shame, our very sin upon his perfect sinless self.

God’s only son, Jesus, paid the debt we owed but could never repay with his precious blood on the cross of Calvary. Through Christ’s sacrifice we are forgiven. End of argument.

If we are forgiven by the only one whose opinion matters, the Supreme Judge, then we are forgiven, indeed.

Is there a special go-to Bible verse you use to counter Satan when he tries to speak words of condemnation into you?

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Jesus raised up again and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one judged you guilty?”

She answered, “No one, sir.”

Then Jesus said, “I also don’t judge you guilty. You may go now, but don’t sin anymore.” John 8:10-11 (NCV)

I wish you well.

Sandy

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