The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will He harbor His anger forever. – Psalm 103:8-9

JesusHandThere are a lot of people who believe God is sitting on His throne holding grudges for the sins they committed in the past. This is far from the truth. God doesn’t sit watching for us to commit sins. And when we do, whether intentional or unintentional, He is compassionate and patient with us. This isn’t to say you can willfully commit sin over and over again paying attention to the scriptures above you should’ve noticed “nor will He harbor His anger forever.” If he doesn’t hold anger forever, that mean He does get angry, it just doesn’t last forever.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:9

Does this mean we are allowed to sin knowing God doesn’t hold grudges? No. There is still judgment we all must face. And everything we’ve said or did will be brought into focus on that day. Besides. Once we’ve experienced Jesus and allow Him to work in our lives, we become new people. The old stuff we did, we’ve walked away from. We look different, talk different and act different. Why because we’ve been cleansed by the blood of the Lamb. Did any of the people who experienced Jesus in the New Testament stay the same? Didn’t He remind the lame man not to sin anymore because something worst could happen? (John 5:14)

What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? – Romans 6:1-3

I pray you will realize just how much the Lord loves you and is willing to forget your sins if you’re willing to turn them loose.

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