God’s Promise – I will Forgive and Forget
You will never succeed in life if you try to hide your sins. Confess them and give them up; then God will show mercy to you.
He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.
For He Himself knows our frame; he is mindful that we are but dust.
Proverbs 130:10-14, NASB
We are thought to repent, which is asking God’s forgiveness for committing a sin, i.e., doing something that does not reflect Christ in you. Our problem is that as humans unless we intentionally ask forgiveness, and then work to eliminate the sin, we repeat the act over and over again. Once we repent, that is, make our confession to the Lord, we must work to eliminate the action from our behavior, from our heart. We have to work to follow through on our word. It’s our word, our promise to change.
Like any parent, God accepts our apology, but tires if He does not see change and repeatedly hears us asking for forgiveness like a broken record.
I told you my sins, and I am sorry for them.
Repentance is deliverance from the sinful action we confessed to the Lord. This is an intentional process to change.
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that he will forgive your sins.
Don’t break promises to God. He knows when we are sincere and when we are asking out of guilt and not repentance.
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Resource and Scriptures – Unitedbiblesocieties.org; Biblegateway.com
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