Tag Archives: forgiveness
As we begin the new year, we have the pleasure of leaving behind us previous hurts and mistakes (hopefully learning from them) and looking ahead to what sort of new life God has in store for us. “Do not call … Continue reading
Today, a guest editorial! Scapegoat is a familiar term used in our culture for someone who bears the brunt of accusations of guilt against another party. Its origin dates back 3500 years to the sacrificial system established by Moses. This … Continue reading
Justifies us “for His own sake”
We start with a sad story of a jilted Lover: “For their heart was not steadfast toward Him, Nor were they faithful in His covenant. But He, being compassionate, forgave their iniquity and did not destroy them; And often He … Continue reading
Does God forget sin?
Does God forget our sin? What does David mean when he says, “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.” Isaiah … Continue reading
The Thoroughness of Forgiveness
Although we feel like we struggle with many difficult life circumstances, the biggest problem we face in life is our sin. Our life-long sin pattern keeps us from the God who loves us. If this barrier is not dealt with, … Continue reading
“I will do something new!”
As the New Year turns, people commonly look back with some remorse at opportunities missed or mistakes made in the past year, perhaps offenses committed, now regretted. The Lord gives comfort through the prophet Isaiah: “Do not call to mind … Continue reading
Open Our Eyes, “Sunrise-from-on-high”!
Mary exults in the kindness of God (Luke 1:39-80), as shown in the announcement of the imminent coming of both Messiah and His forerunner, “for He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave” 48 and that He … Continue reading