Wednesday’s Word

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered (Psalm 32:1).
God did not speak of the man who does not sin, but rather of the man who has had his sins forgiven. God’s desire is for man not to sin, but God makes it possible for when man sins, for his sins to be forgiven.
The penalty of sin was set from the beginning, in the Garden of Eden. God told Adam and Eve that if they ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, they would die (Genesis 2:17). Paul reminds us that the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). When God forgives man of sin, the death sentence is removed.
Paul told the brethren in Ephesus that they had been dead in their sins, but were made alive in Christ Jesus. Jesus said that He is the: way, truth and life (John 14:6). Life is found only in Christ Jesus; life is possible only through the blood of Christ; life is possible only in the forgiveness of sins. In obedience to God, man must turn away from his sins and turn to the salvation found in Jesus. The penitent believer having his sins forgiven through the blood of Christ, stands before God justified (just-as-if-I-had-never-sinned).
The forgiveness of sin is one of the great blessings made possible through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. The forgiveness of sin makes it possible for man to be a child of God; the forgiveness of sin makes it possible for man to live eternally with God; the forgiveness of sin makes it possible for man to be the beautiful bride of Christ; the forgiveness of sin makes it possible for man to manifest Christ in our lives; the forgiveness of sin makes it possible for man to enjoy the peace of God.
This day, thank God for His abundant mercy and forgiveness.