By Andrea Merrell
If we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.
1 John 1:9 NLT
Remember the old chalkboards we used in school many moons ago? Did you ever get stuck with the task of cleaning one? I did. It was almost impossible to get all the chalk off, so the board never looked really clean.
With the invention of the white board and dry-erase markers,
the task became much easier. A few good swipes is all it takes.
With God, it’s even easier to erase mistakes. One sincere
prayer of repentance, and He wipes the slate clean. “I will forgive
their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins” (Jeremiah 31:34
is that possible for God when we’re constantly bombarded with thoughts about
everything we’ve done wrong? Because the Bible says, “He has
removed our sins as far from us as the east is
from the west” (Psalm 103:12 NLT). If that’s not enough to convince us, Micah
7:19 says, “You will trample our sins under your feet and throw them into the depths of the
God take forgiveness seriously—and so should we. When we mess
up, He promises that if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to
forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness” (1 John 1:9 NLT).
will never dredge up our sins and hold them against us, so why should we?
Do you have a clean slate?
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