Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Jesus Erases Sins!

Well then, what can we say about our ancestor Abraham? If he became acceptable to God because of what he did, then he would have something to brag about. But he would never be able to brag about it to God.  The Scriptures say, “God accepted Abraham because Abraham had faith in him.” 

Money paid to workers isn't a gift. It is something they earn by working. But you cannot make God accept you because of something you do. God accepts sinners only because they have faith in him. In the Scriptures David talks about the blessings that come to people who are acceptable to God, even though they don't do anything to deserve these blessings. David says,

“What a blessing when God forgives our sins and our evil deeds. What a blessing when the Lord erases our sins from his book.”

Romans 4:1-8

It is truly frustrating if you walk into a store looking to buy something that you really do need, and the store clerk shows you the “perfect” thing, but it is way too expensive.  You just can’t afford it.  That is what it is like for the man who is convicted of his sin and realizes that unless he can pay the price for his sin, he will be eternally lost in Hell!  

You know you are not perfect and your sin may be pushed down, but it always comes back when you are depending on your own strength to deal with it!  But then you see what you really need!  You need to be forgiven for your sin and be able to stand clean before the Lord!  Only how can it be done?  You may try to convince yourself that you are good enough to deserve Heaven, but deep inside you know you are not!  An old song perhaps said it best when it asked the question: “What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the Blood of Jesus!”

Jesus erases your sins from His Book!  When you turn your heart to Jesus and become His follower the record of your sins vanishes!  When a man comes before a judge and is accused of a crime, his “record” is always considered.  But when you come to the Day of Judgement, if you are a Jesus follower, you will have no record of sins!  No matter how hard anyone will look, your sins will be gone!

“Lord Jesus, praise You forever for erasing my sins from Your Book.  The only thing I really need is what You purchased for me on the Cross.  Bless Your Name now and always.  Amen.”

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