What God Does With Our Sins

Imagine a well-dressed, wealthy man walking into an orphanage. All the children have been cleaned up, except one little filthy boy. He hides in the corner, believing the man will not choose him. But the man points and says, “Him. I want him.” The man takes the boy to his large beautiful home, cleans him and dresses him. Then he says, “Now — all I have is yours.” This is what the Lord does for our souls through Jesus Christ. All the joy of heaven is ours. Jesus says, “I choose you. Will you now choose Me?”

Are you nursing an inward sense of spiritual failure, despite looking “right” on the outside? Remember that we are all spiritual works in progress. However, the Bible says to work out your salvation. That means something like sitting down with your Bible and studying His Word daily.

God does not perform for us. You can’t put Him in a box. You can’t make Him a formula, thinking, “If I do ______, then God will _____.” But Peter said, “I don’t have silver or gold, but what I have, I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!” (Acts 3:6) How many times did Jesus walk by this man? Probably more than once. Why didn’t He heal him? Because Jesus said that He was doing only what the Father showed Him to do.

Each of us goes out during the week, and the Lord speaks to us. Then we gather together once a week and have opportunity to encourage each other with what God has taught us. “Therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship.” (Romans 12:1) We can do this each day, giving all that we are to the Lord as an act of worship, in everything that we do each day.

Do you have a sin you really like? God will work on you, if you let Him. “He made the One [Jesus] who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)

We all went astray like sheep;
we all have turned to our own way;
and the Lord has punished Him
for the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:6)

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Here is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29)

As far as the east is from the west,
so far has He removed
our transgressions from us. (Psalm 103:12)

In those days and at that time—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
one will search for Israel’s guilt,
but there will be none,
and for Judah’s sins,
but they will not be found,
for I will forgive those I leave as a remnant. (Jeremiah 50:20)

We have redemption in Him through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace (Ephesians 1:7)

But if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)

“Come, let us discuss this,” says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they will be as white as snow;
though they are as red as crimson,
they will be like wool. (Isaiah 1:18)

Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. (Psalm 51:7)

Let the wicked one abandon his way
and the sinful one his thoughts;
let him return to the Lord,
so He may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for He will freely forgive. (Isaiah 55:7)

He will again have compassion on us;
He will vanquish our iniquities [inclination to sin].
You will cast all our sins
into the depths of the sea. (Micah 7:19)

He adds: “I will never again remember
their sins and their lawless acts.” (Hebrews 10:17)

Indeed, it was for my own welfare
that I had such great bitterness;
but Your love has delivered me
from the Pit of destruction,
for You have thrown all my sins behind Your back. (Isaiah 38:17)

How joyful is the man the Lord will never charge with sin! (Romans 4:8)

He erased the certificate of debt, with its obligations, that was against us and opposed to us, and has taken it out of the way by nailing it to the cross. (Colossians 2:14)

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