We don’t always think the way God thinks. What He does with our sin after we confess them to Him often boggles the mind. It’s difficult to wrap our head around His immeasurable love for us. But we love serving a God that we can’t measure His love for us, right?
What does the Lord do with our sins?
He puts them on Jesus (And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:6b) and Jesus takes them away (John 1:29). He doesn’t condemn us (John 8:11; Romans 8:1), but instead forgives.
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
They are removed, not the same as a distant cousin twice removed and keeps coming back. 😉 As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12 How far is the east from the west? An incalculable distance, another unfathomable thought!
We have a difficult time forgetting the mistakes we made, and You Know Who likes to try to remind us of them. But God doesn’t remember them anymore (Hebrews 10:17). And neither should we! It’s part of our covenant.
I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins. Isaiah 43:25
I have blotted out, like a thick cloud, your transgressions, and like a cloud, your sins. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you. Isaiah 44:22
We are incredibly blessed to have the love of such a God quite within our reach!
Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; Blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall not impute sin. Romans 4:7-8
When I try to understand this it has the same effect as trying to think about how eternity just goes on and on and ON and ON! My brain smarts! 🙂 But we don’t have to understand it, only believe it!
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