Weekly Grace

Meditation scripture and inspirational nuggets

The weekly meditation scripture and inspirational nugget are designed to encourage you in your walk with God, strengthen your faith and give you a specific scripture to meditate on all week long. To get the most out of these weekly scriptures, we encourage you to keep them before you every day and apply them to your life and circumstances. Declare them daily and stay focused on them until you experience true results.

FOR THE WEEK OF March 05, 2018

Our Sins Have Already Been Dealt With

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In situations when other people remind us of our past mistakes and the sins we’ve committed, we can truthfully say that none of that matters now. When we got born again, we received the forgiveness Jesus made available when He went to the cross for us. We confessed our sins and acknowledged that He is faithful and just to forgive and cleanse us from unrighteousness. Now, we don’t have to keep confessing our sins in order to maintain our relationship with Him.

When we were saved, we weren’t saved from making mistakes in the future. The difference is that now when we sin, we can acknowledge that we’ve been sanctified and set apart through the offering of Jesus’ body once for all; we can move on. As believers, we no longer have to get stuck in our mistakes or focus on our sins. Jesus’ blood and body was the perfect sacrifice, and it gives us a perfect conscience no matter what we do or how bad our mistakes are.

Although the price has been paid for our sins and we’re now under grace, Jesus living inside us has taken away our old sinful nature so that we literally won’t want to do the things we used to do. Grace isn’t a license to continue in sin, because God has given us a new will that aligns with His will. What Jesus did was all that was needed to wash away our sins before we were even born. When we believe this, we’re considered as righteous as Abraham.

Everyone has flaws and shortcomings, but God accepts us just as we are. When we confess our faults to each other, it gives us an opportunity to build the other person up and remind them of who they are in Jesus. Sin ceased being an issue the day our identities changed and we became new creatures in Christ.

Prayer:


God, we no longer have to confess our sins because You forgave us of them all when we got born again. We don’t have to let our mistakes tie us to our past, and now we can move forward according to Your plan for us. Thank You for that. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Scriptures:


  • 1 John 1:9
  • Hebrews 10:1-3, 10, 14
  • Hebrews 9:9-14
  • Romans 6:1, 2
  • Galatians 3:6, 7, 9
  • James 5:16, NIV
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17

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