“For our sake he made him who knew no sin so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
As we saw yesterday, it is true that we are not only sinners but repeat sinners. We have this sinning thing down pat.
How then is it that God can continue to be for us, love us, be kind and gracious to us, and forgive us over and over and over and over again?
While you and I remember our sins even after we have confessed and repented – and when we forget, the devil is quick to remind us of our sins – God does not. One of the greatest promises in all of the Bible is found in Psalm 103:10-12. Check this out!
He does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
So great is his love for those who fear him;
As far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
The moment you and I confess our sins, our sins are in the process of being removed from us and from the presence of God. They are speeding away from us so that when God sees us, God no longer sees a sinner but a child of God covered by the righteousness of Christ.
The very moment we receive Jesus as Lord and Savior, as far as God is concerned, we are as righteous as Jesus is!
Think about that! That is amazing!!! That is grace. That is love. That is God.
Spend some time thinking on this truth and give thanks to our Savior. Thank him for at least three things this morning.