Let’s imagine that you receive a letter from the bank or a lending institution. You open it and it tells you that your mortgage or your auto loan is paid off. You think to yourself, “This can’t be… I haven’t paid enough to pay it off.” So you call the bank or lending institution. You tell them the purpose of your call. They tell you that yes, your loan is paid off.
You are ecstatic! Your loan is paid off! Oh the joy of having that loan off your back. You have now freed up some money in your monthly budget.
Paying off a loan is wonderful. But having our sins forgiven is greater.
Everyone comes into the world as a sinner. There is nothing we can do about it… And our sin separates us from God. Again, there is nothing we can do about it. So, we do what we can to have our sins forgiven.
We try to live a good life… but we slip.
We go to church… and that’s good but it doesn’t save us.
So, we think if we give some money, they will pay for our sins. But you can give one million dollars and it still wouldn’t be enough.
So, what can you do to have your sins forgiven?
Someone tells you the story of Jesus dying on the cross. They tell you that Jesus gave His life so you can be forgiven. Jesus shed His blood so your sins can be washed away.
David talked about this in Psalm 32. You remember that David had sinned. He had an affair with Bathsheba then, in an attempt to cover it up, he had Bathsheba’s husband killed. Still, in spite of his sin, David was forgiven. David says, “Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight!”
So, David had experienced forgiveness. His sins were washed away. God will do the same for us. God will forgive our sins if we will ask.
Ask the Lord for forgiveness today.