Posts Tagged ‘Forgiveness’

Justice is the Fairness of Life

How do you feel when you are treated unfairly?  Exasperated?  “But it isn’t fair!”  Perhaps you were misunderstood.  Maybe the referee made a biased call or you were falsely accused of something.  The scales in our justice system are imperfect.  People are not always given fair or […]

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Forgiveness is the Eraser of Life

The moment you ask God for forgiveness, it is as if yesterday didn’t happen.  Your sin is erased, excused, and released.  Of course, sin always has consequences in the natural, but the eternal penalty has been pardoned.  It is “removed as far as the east is from […]

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Justice is the Fairness of Life

How do you feel when you are treated unfairly?  Exasperated?  “But it isn’t fair!”  Perhaps you were misunderstood.  Maybe the referee made a biased call or you were falsely accused of something.  The scales in our justice system are imperfect.  People are not always given fair or […]

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Regret is the Unfinished Business of Life

Regret is always accompanied with a sad feeling about some unfinished business.  Perhaps it was carelessly spoken words for which you neglected to apologize.  Maybe it was an accidental mistake or an unwise choice.  You may have missed a window of opportunity and now it is too […]

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Forgiveness is the Eraser of Life

The moment you ask God for forgiveness, it is as if yesterday didn’t happen. Your sin is erased, excused, and released. Of course, sin always has consequences in the natural, but the eternal penalty has been pardoned. It is “removed as far as the east is from […]

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The Blood is the Substance of Life

Without blood we cannot live.  The blood carries the nutrients throughout the body, as well as eliminating toxins and wastes.  When we lose blood we become anemic and weak because it decreases our ability to fight off infection and bacteria. Similarly, the blood of Christ washes away […]

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Salvation is the Gift of Life

Everyone loves surprises.  When you are presented with a gift, immediately you wonder: What is it? Do I need it? Can I use it? Is it valuable? Will it cost me something?  The word gift implies that it is free, but there is something incumbent on our […]

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Repentance is the Reformation of Life

Repentance produces reformation.  Reformation brings about corrective, positive improvement in behavior.  It demands a total transformation of the mind, will, and emotions.  True repentance is remorse that results in an “about-face” change of direction.  Jesus said, “Unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” Luke 13:3   […]

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Uncontrolled Anger is the Hostility of Life

Anger is an intense emotion that will release itself in abusive hostility and rage if it is not managed and processed.  It is like an infectious disease that will erode the very core of your foundation.  When anger is not decompressed and released properly, it will continue […]

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The Mercy Seat is the Throne of Life

In biblical times when the people had a civil or domestic dispute that needed to be resolved, they would take the matter to the elders who sat at the gate of the city.  Today we don’t have the gate to the city, but we can still approach […]

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