by Sandy Kirby Quandt
God is love. Love keeps no record of wrongs. So, since God is love, he keeps no record of our wrongs; our sins.
That’s similar to the if/then statements mathematicians sometimes use to prove a point. If a+b=c then b+a=c.
I’ve found that although God is love and does not keep a record of our wrongs, we do. And so do others around us. Have you noticed that?
We hang onto the list we keep of moments when we mess up.
We forget the fact if we come to God in repentance, the power of Christ’s sacrificial blood takes away those sins.
We forget about mercy.
We forget about grace.
We forget about love.
Instead we hold onto a running list of our failures, and allow that list to torment us and wound our hearts.
God has forgiven us. Why can’t we forgive us?
There are several reasons, I believe, but besides the fact the deceiver, Satan, father of lies, doesn’t want us to remember we’re forgiven, we sometimes have trouble accepting God’s grace; something we didn’t work for or earn or merit.
Do you think by holding onto our list of failures we’re saying we don’t trust God to do what he said he’d do? To actually forgive us?
I don’t know why we hold onto our list of failures, but I do know since God is love, he keeps no record of our wrongs, so let’s throw away our list, and rest in God’s love, grace, forgiveness, and mercy.
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Love keeps no record of wrongs. 1 Corinthians 13:5 (NIV)
I wish you well.
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