21 September 2007

Be Forgiven and Forgive One Another

Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

Colossians 2:14
NIV: having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.
The sins which have plagued you are written on a list. Santa Claus makes a list and checks it twice in order to find out who’s naughty and nice. Our Father, on the other hand, makes a list and checks it once. Then He nails it to the Cross, where the blood of His Son covers it completely. The list of our sins, shortcomings, and stupidity is blotted out in totality by the blood of the Son of God.

Many Christians aren’t healthy because they fail to understand this foundational and profoundly simple principle. They know they’re forgiven, but they can’t believe the one who hurt them is.

‘You can’t ignore the abuse, the trauma, the anxiety which has been inflicted upon you,’ they are told. ‘It must be dealt with.’

Wait a minute! It wasn’t ignored, and it has been dealt with by Jesus’ blood on the Cross. He hung on the Cross of Calvary dying for the very sin which bugs us in others. Therefore, for us to say, ‘We gotta dig it up and talk it through,’ makes a mockery of what Christ did on Calvary.

‘It is finished,’ Jesus declared. It’s done. It’s paid for. So be forgiven and forgive one another.



Jon Courson Devotional 21 Sep

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Amazing yes? The conviction and reminder that we are to forgive those you who have hurt us...in the same way we have been forgiven.

A little QT before I start to get ready for my race. Fun times. I'll let you know how it goes. Honestly, my goal is to finish in 60 minutes. Not so much about placing or anything.

Signing off, forgiven, excited and stoked.

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