Saturday, September 13, 2008

Sunday Devotions: Needing Forgiveness

Matthew 18:21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?"

Colossians 1:13-14 For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

You and I are going to make mistakes today. We’re going to say something we regret. We’re going to do something that will disappoint others. We’re going to let pride overtake our spirits and let impatience damage our souls.

It’s because we are human and far from being perfect. We can try our best to avoid these things with prayer, meditation and consideration, but just when we expect it the least, someone will say or do something to annoy us and, before we know it, we will follow down that road which leads to sin.

But God will not leave us there. He has rescued us from all of these things. We may make mistakes but God will forgive us. Jesus died for every wrong thing that we do or have done or have still to do. He will forgive us if we take time to sincerely come to Him to receive His pardon and blessings.

Prayer: Lord God, You returned Your people to Your presence and loved them continuously despite their faults and failings. We know that Christ sacrificed Himself for us and that we can be rescued from guilt and despair, mistakes and sins. Thank You for all these blessings of love and patience which mean so much to us everyday. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Stushie is the writer of the Daily Devotional Heaven's Highway

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