What I Read Today;

1 Timothy 3; John 8; Isaiah 43; Psalm 76; Deuteronomy 15-16

Isaiah 43 cuts straight to the heart of the matter.  In verse 1 and verse 25, Isaiah tells us what our problem is and what God did about it.

Verse 1 – But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.” NRSV

Simply put, God created us and formed us.  We don’t have to live in fear because he has redeemed each one of us.  He has claimed you and me as his own dear children.

Verse 25 – I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.” NRSV

He has forgiven each one of us for our sins.  Why? Because he loved us.  He did it for his own sake.  When he says he will not remember our sins, that means they are gone forever.  Never to be brought back.  When our consciences attack us with our past, we can rely on the words of Isaiah 43, verse 25, to chase the devil away!  If God has forgiven us, then we are forgiven indeed.

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