God had to reveal Himself through Jesus Christ so that we could be confident He would forgive our sins.
Jesus Christ dying on the cross demonstrates in unmistakable terms just how unshakable God’s commitment of love is to us. The fact that this suffering was prophesied hundreds of years before it occurred is proof that God wasn’t at all surprised by the treatment He received from us. Humanity never believed that it would treat God so shabbily…but He knew it. And He came anyway!
Know for certain that you can turn to God and be forgiven of your sins – big and small. Know for certain that He will not withhold His compassion from you if you sincerely turn from your selfish ways and live with your heart wide open to Him.
You are probably used to trying to look good for other people. When you do that, there’s lots you can hide. None of those methods will work, however, when it comes to God. When you try to look good for God, it can only be done with a clean heart and pure motives. He cannot abide pretense.
Stop turning to people and start turning to God. He will forgive you and He will accept you. Even better, He will give you the strength to stop living selfishly and to start living righteously. The more you do so, the more you will honor Him.
Remember: God is not just your Creator – He’s your Redeemer, too.
Bible notes on this post.
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything else – but Him.