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There is no such thing as God overlooking sin … !

Now all glory to God, who is able to keep you from falling away and will bring you with great joy into his glorious presence without a single fault.  Jude 1:24 (New Living Translation)

There is no such thing as God overlooking sin.

That is where people make a great mistake with regard to God’s love; they say “God is love and of course He will forgive sin”: God is HOLY love and of course He CANNOT forgive sin!  Therefore if God does forgive, there must be a reason that justifies Him doing it!

Unless there is a possibility of forgiveness establishing an order of holiness and rectitude in a person, it would be a mean and abominable thing to be forgiven.  Therefore if I am forgiven without being altered by the forgiveness, then forgiveness is a damage to me and a sign of unmitigated weakness on the part of God! In effect, a person has to have God’s character in being truly able to forgive another.

The revelation of forgiveness in the Bible is not that God puts snow over a rubbish heap, but that He turns a person into the standard of Himself, the Forgiver!  So if I receive forgiveness – and yet go on being bad, I actually prove that God is not justified in forgiving me!

When God forgives an individual He gives that person the heredity of His own Son, and there is no one on earth who cannot be presented “perfect in Christ Jesus.” On the ground of the redemption, it is up to me to live as a son of God.

The reason my sins are forgiven so easily is because the redemption cost God so much! … think about it – please!

Oswald Chambers

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