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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, "God blesses people whose sins are forgiven and whose evil deeds are forgotten. The Lord blesses people whose sins are erased from his book."
I don't remember how old I was, but there was a time in my early education when my teachers told me that I could write with a pen instead of a pencil! The problem with pen and ink, of course is that you cannot erase it! Of course not being able to erase something you have written is a good thing if your writing is praise worthy!
When a man or woman sins that sin is written in God's Book! Yes, your sin is written in permanent ink that no man can erase! After you sin, it doesn't matter how many good things you do, you cannot erase even one act of rebellion against God!
Even if you change and never sin again, that sin is still in your history, story and memory as long as you live! The Good News of Jesus Christ is that, on the Cross Jesus erased your sin! It is not simply forgiven, it is erased from God's Book!
Because of Jesus, your sin is not "history." Your sin is forever erased! With Jesus there is no record of your sin in God's Book! Jesus is "THE GREAT ERASER."
"Lord Jesus, because of You and Your sacrifice there is no record of my sin! May You be praised now and forever. Amen."