Isn’t this wonderful to consider that God does not remember our sins, nor does He ever use them against us. Glory to God most high!
Here are some Scriptures to review:
As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. (Ps 103:12 NIV)
I, I am the one who wipes out your rebellious behavior for my sake. I won’t remember your sin. (Isa 43:25 CEB)
In the above passage, the Lord assures us that He has wiped away what was written against us, and the reason is because Jesus Christ has paid the debt. And He also says that He will not remember our sins which means that He will never punish us for them.
Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in steadfast love. (Mic 7:18 ESV)
Rather than remembering our sins, the Lord delights in His steadfast love for each and every one of us! God says that He WON’T remember our sin; it is an intentional decision on His part. And He does this for His own plans and purposes, not because of anything that man can or ever will do.
We serve a powerful, merciful and loving Savior and Redeemer. Let us rejoice in His love!
It is important for us to guard our words and our emotions. Words are very important in life, and the Bible attests to that. Let’s see what the Scriptures tell us.
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. (Jam 1:19 NIV)
Those who guard their mouths and their tongues guard themselves from trouble. (Prov 21:23 CEB)
When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent. (Prov 10:19 ESV)
Whoever controls his temper is better than a warrior, and anyone who has control of his spirit is better than someone who captures a city. (Pro 16:32 ISV)
But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. (Col 3:8 NKJV)
We’re taught by the Word of God to be quick to listen, but slow to speak and slow to become angry. Do you notice that the only thing we should be QUICK about is listening? Isn’t that opposite to what usually happens?
The wisdom that we can glean from God’s Word is that:
- Restricting our words keeps us away from trouble;
- We should control and limit our words;
- Curtailing our lips is sensible and discreet;
- Being able to control our own spirit is better than conquering an entire city; and
- We should put away anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy and all filthy language.
As we live in harmony with and obedience to the Word of God, we invite God’s blessings upon our lives. Hallelujah!
Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin. (Ezek 18:30b)
I have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined my ear to those who instructed me! 14 I was on the verge of total ruin, in the midst of the assembly and congregation. (Pro 5:13-14)
The righteous God wisely considers the house of the wicked, overthrowing the wicked for their wickedness. (Pro 21:12)
A lying tongue hates those who are crushed by it, and a flattering mouth works ruin. (Pro 26:28)
These verses from the Bible demonstrate to mankind that sin (iniquity, transgression, wickedness) brings about the devastation and destruction of a person’s life. Continuous unrelenting sin can wreck homes, relationships, health (mental, physical, spiritual) as well as financial stability.
Whereas the blessings for righteous living can be found throughout the Scriptures. Here are a handful of those blessings:
- Stability and ever increasing strength (Job 17:9)
- God defends the righteous and surrounds them with His favor (Ps 5:11-12)
- Long life; God hears the prayer of the righteous; grants deliverance from trouble; and the Lord guards their very bones. (Ps 34:12-20)
- Deliverance from death, and the upright will never be allowed to famish. (Pro 10:2-3) Famish means: to suffer for lack of something necessary (essential for life).
Those who have made Jesus Christ their Savior and Lord are made righteous in Christ (Ro 1:17; 4:5; 10:4; 1 Cor 1:30; 2 Cor 5:21) and are entitled to all of the blessings of the righteous. We are also privileged to obey and to live according to the moral teachings of Jesus Christ, our Savior.