By: Dr David Jeremiah
In him we have
redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to
the riches of His grace Our Lord.
Messing up comes naturally to us, but some mess up worse than
others. One woman in Michigan was convicted for embezzling more than
$10,000 from her employer. During her sentencing, she admited I
have shamed myself and my family, but by the grace of God they have
forgiven me. It will take a long time for me to forgive myself. I
know that people will never look at me again the same way, and I am
It's sad to see people who have made
life-altering mistakes, and sometimes its hard to forgive
ourselves when we areā e the one who sinned. Left to ourselves,
a constant source of shame and sorrow to ourselves and others. Since
the wages of sin is death, we are all condemned to hell apart
from the forgiveness of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The essence of the Gospel is this: We have a forgiving God who will
restore us if we confess our sins to Him. The blood of Jesus Christ
cleanses us from all sin. We can forgive ourselves only because He
washes away our sins and makes us holy in His sight. He can clean up
what we mess up. He can forgive to the uttermost.