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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Overwhelming Forgiveness

This morning in our study on the Kingdom of God, one of the men shared that he was mesmerized by the truth of Colossians 2:9.  One of the other men remarked that we are too often so callused and familiar with the text that we do not allow ourselves to be mesmerized enough.  He is right…
The magnitude and completeness of God's forgiveness of our sin is overwhelming.
This morning I had a plan to read several passages during my time with the Lord but I got stuck or mesmerized by a thought in Psalm 25:7. As you see David asks God not to remember the sins of David’s youth.  I sure remember mine.  That sent me on a chase of the reality of God’s forgiveness.  Rather than tell you what I reviewed you can look at the passages yourself (by the way you should be able to hover your mouse over the references and be able to read them).
  • Isaiah 1:18
  • Isaiah 44:22
  • Isaiah 43:25
  • Acts 3:19
  • 1 Corinthians 6:20
  • 1 Peter 1:18 – 19
  • 1 John 1
There are more but the clear message of the extent of God’s forgiving us is overwhelming, mesmerizing, mind blowing, whatever large word you can come up with.  It is relief beyond measure to know that the things for which I am ashamed, God does not remember.  I am undone by that truth.


  1. I remember when I missed the mark. It is in remembering that I am more able to avoid that trap the next time. I am not condemmed by it, not carryng guilt over it; but, yes, I remember and purpose not to do that again (repent).

  2. God can forgive me, but having hard time forgiving myself.

    More Bible quotations about FORGIVING on or search the Bible on

    1. +Max Powers - That is true for all of us is it not? We do not accept the grace that God extends. We reason that we must do something to earn what He has already provided through the life, death, resurrection, ascension, and enthronement of His Son. In so doing, we are creating our own atonement, our own gospel, our own religion. Much better to accept the lavish grace, not to do so unspeakably endangers our soul.